Greetings!
Commissioner Noack stands with State Officials on Property Tax Reform
Montgomery County Commissioners Court passed a resolution in support of SB2 during the Tuesday, Feb. 12, regular Commissioners Court session. See the resolution here.

Property tax growth is killing homeowners and businesses in Texas. Anyone who receives a property tax bill knows they keep growing – far beyond any small, reasonable, or justifiable increase.

Local officials throughout the state are riding a wave of huge appraisal increases and allowing tax bills to rise dramatically without lowering rates. Remember, your tax bill is the product of your appraisal, multiplied by the tax rate. The appraisal may go up or down based upon economic forces in the market that can’t really be controlled. But the tax rate is set each year after the appraisals are determined, so the local taxing entity knows what your actual tax bill will be before they vote.

If your appraisal goes up, local taxing entities should lower the rate. However, that is not what is happening, and millions of taxpayers are seeing 10 percent property tax increases year after year. That’s not right.

Our state leaders, Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen have joined together to bring about real change and real property tax relief. SB2 by Senator Paul Bettencourt and HB2 by Representative Dustin Burrows will force local taxing entities to a modest 2.5 percent growth in their tax revenue one year to the next. If they want to exceed the 2.5 percent rate, it will require a vote of the citizens.

If there is a true need beyond a 2.5 percent tax increase, something the community supports and will rally behind, then a vote of the people should be nothing to worry about. But profligate spending, year after year, is not justifiable or warranted. Right now the taxpayers get stuck with the bill and no real recourse. Local leaders should never fear a vote of the people.

Precinct 3's annual free recycle day set for March 16
Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack has scheduled the annual free recycling and paper shred day at the Precinct 3 Residential Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste facility for Saturday, March 16.
 
The event, located at 1122 Pruitt Road, is free to all residents of Montgomery County Precinct 3. See the flier below for what is accepted during this event.
 
For more information, visit http://www.precinct3.org/recycling/
Road Projects
Rayford Road project construction continues

  • Construction crews are working diligently to install the storm drainage system, which will be followed by road-widening work. Expect more barriers and lane closures as the storm boxes are installed and the road is completed.
  • Crews currently are working just west of Spring Creek Baptist Church installing the 7-foot-by-4-foot drainage boxes that tie into the Spring Creek outfall. Once the 7x4 boxes are installed all the way to the bridge over the railroad, the contractor will be able to complete the westbound lanes over the bridge.

  • A second crew is working at the new section of Aldine Westfield, south of Rayford Road, pouring asphalt and installing the final section of drainage pipes. This section of Aldine Westfield is to provide the Spring Creek Pines subdivision an additional entrance/exit and will not connect to the Grand Parkway as part of the Rayford Road widening project.
  • A third crew is working to install the new storm drainage system along the eastbound side of Rayford Road at the intersection of Fox Run Boulevard.

  • The contractor, Smith & Company, is currently working on drying out the base between E and W Hawthorne, once we get some dry weather, we will be able to begin laying asphalt on the new lane.

  • Crews recently milled and overlaid roughly 3,000 linear feet of various sections of Rayford Road with 2 inches of asphalt in order to improve the condition of the road.
Alternating Lane Closures as Needed:

  • Eastbound and westbound temporary lane closures will occur from Richards Road to the Grand Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, for the duration of the project (There may be some Saturday lane closures as well).


Thank you for your patience while construction crews continue to work as quickly and safely as possible. We recognize that construction can cause inconveniences, and we appreciate your understanding during this process. Please follow all road signs, pay attention to barriers and watch for crew members in the right of way.

Plan ahead, stay alert and drive safely!

For additional information, visit: www.precinct3.org/rayford-road/ 

Sign up for email updates  here, and please direct questions regarding the project via email to Rayford.Road@MCTX.org or phone at (281) 624-6326.

Work on Woodlands Parkway

  • All storm sewer installation is now complete on the Woodlands Parkway project.

  • Crews have completed the weekend pour at the intersection of westbound Woodlands Parkway and Woodloch Forest Drive. As well as the pouring last week at Waterway Avenue and Woodlands Parkway westbound.
  • The contractor plans to follow this work with a weekend closure of Six Pines Drive to the north, between Woodlands Parkway and Timberloch Place. Once this work, including striping and signage, is complete, crews will open up the new westbound lane/turn lanes from I-45 to Six Pines Drive.
  • Woodlands Parkway is in the process of being widened from six to eight lanes just west of I-45 to 0.5 miles west of Grogan’s Mill Road.
  • It adds one full lane in each direction to provide better mobility along Woodlands Parkway. There will be dedicated right-turn lanes and acceleration lanes at all major intersections.
The newly poured westbound lane/turn lane at Woodlands Parkway and Woodloch Forest Drive.
Elan Boulevard and Birnham Woods projects
These two projects along with the ongoing Rayford Road-widening project were identified in the South Montgomery County Mobility study as high-priority needs.
Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield Road Project overview

  • The Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield Road project includes the construction of concrete lanes, storm sewer infrastructure, intersection left-turn lanes, a traffic signal and drainage ditch construction.

  • Elan is being widened to four lanes from Aldine Westfield Road to Birnham Woods Drive. Aldine Westfield Road also is being widened to four lanes from Elan Boulevard to Knoll Oaks Lane.

  • A traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield.
Current work on Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield

  • All of the concrete has been poured along Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield and the new lanes have opened on Elan Boulevard. Read more...

  • Crews are currently working on the new traffic signal at the intersection of Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield.
Birnham Woods Widening Project Overview

  • This project consists of the construction of two northbound lanes along Birnham Woods Drive from 500 feet north of Fuller Bluff Drive to 500 feet north of the Elan Boulevard intersection.

  • Traffic signals will be constructed at the intersections of Birnham Woods Drive and Legends Run Drive and Birnham Woods Drive and Elan Boulevard.

  • A southbound right-turn lane will be added onto Elan Boulevard.

  • A 3,900-square-foot bridge with riprap slope paving will be constructed over the channel crossing just north of Cedarwood Trace Drive.
Current work on Birnham Woods Drive

Most of the concrete for the new lanes on Birnham Woods has been poured. The contractor will begin to work on the new bridge lanes between Lake Bend Shore Drive and Legends Run Drive soon. Crews are also working on installing the traffic signal at Birnham Woods Drive and Legends Run Drive.
To view Northstar's website, visit http://mctraffic.org/
Follow the Montgomery County Northstar Traffic Operations Center on Facebook and Twitter for real-time traffic updates/closures.

Work, Work, Work!
From Jan. 15 to Feb. 13, the hardworking staff members of Precinct 3 received and completed 669 service requests from constituents. These are your tax dollars hard at work! Please contact us if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
Precinct 3
Precinct 3 Projects
Now on the Precinct 3 website, you can see the breakdown of every road bond project, including the estimated cost, engineering firm and progress. We also added information for other major projects and road improvements, such as striping.
What do we do?
How does Precinct 3 serve you? We put together a video to show you all of the services provided by Precinct 3.
James Noack
Commissioner Precinct 3
Montgomery County
1130 Pruitt Rd
Spring, Texas 77380
  281-367-3977