Greetings!
This past month has been full of exciting news!!!!
The Commissioners Court verbally agreed to adopt a lower tax rate, the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center is now open, both the Birnham Woods widening and Woodlands Parkway widening projects are complete and two westbound lanes of traffic are now traveling over the bridge on Rayford Road!
Noack, Commissioners Court set to lower FY 2020 tax rate
Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack applauded the entire Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Thursday for verbally agreeing to adopt the effective property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020. 

By doing so, the four commissioners and county judge lowered the property tax rate by 4.11 percent to 44.75 cents per $100 valuation. The effective tax rate is the tax rate that generates the same amount of revenue in the current fiscal year as was generated by a taxing entity’s adopted tax rate in the previous fiscal year from taxable property that is on the books for both tax years. It does not account for new taxable property. 

The Commissioners Court managed to fund an additional 23 law enforcement officers, a district attorney investigator and a misdemeanor prosecutor – all while lowering the FY 2020 budget by about 2.3 percent from the FY 2019 adopted budget.

“I would like to thank Montgomery County Budget Officer Amanda Carter, Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh Pandey and the rest of Commissioners Court for working diligently to see that the citizens of Montgomery County receive the much-needed tax relief they deserve,” Commissioner Noack said.  
Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center now open!
The renovations are complete! We recently unveiled our new exhibits and animal enclosures. There is now much more space in the public areas of the building. We have interactive exhibits, a children’s activity center and reading corner, as well as an expanded collection of live animals (including venomous snakes) for educational outreach. We also have a 400-gallon “Pond” aquarium that features fresh water fish, crawfish and turtles from our local pond as well as an exhibit that features live juvenile alligators on long-term loan from Brazos Bend State Park. We expanded our collection of natural objects (bones, feathers, turtle shells, minerals, etc.) that are housed in brand-new themed display cases. Commissioner Noack also rededicated 2,300 square feet of the building to now be utilized as a community center with a kitchen and separate restrooms. The center is available for rent to the public.
Contact information:
1300 Riley Fuzzel Road
Spring, Texas 77386
281-364-4225
Mon-Sat 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Road Projects
New lanes on Birnham Woods Drive open!
The newly constructed lanes on Birnham Woods Drive between Elan Boulevard and just south of Fuller Bluff Drive recently opened. The two new traffic signals installed at Birnham Woods/Legends Run and Birnham Woods/Elan Boulevard also are operating. The construction expanded the road from two lanes to four lanes from Fuller Bluff to just north of Elan.

This project, funded through the 2015 road bond, is a major improvement for mobility and was completed ahead of schedule and under budget!

The new westbound lanes on Woodlands Parkway from I-45 to Grogan’s Mill Road are open.

There are now four through lanes from Many Pines/Woodloch Forest to the Grogan's Mill Road exit, with the fifth outside lane a right-in/right-out only from the Many Pines/Woodloch Forest intersection to the entrance of the Glade Cultural Center.

Three westbound lanes pass over the bridge at Grogan's Mill and merge back down to two lanes on the west side of the bridge. Westbound vehicles accessing Woodlands Parkway from Grogan's Mill Road will continue to have their own dedicated outside lane on the parkway.

The Woodlands Parkway project widened the thoroughfare from six to eight lanes from just west of I-45 to 0.5 miles west of Grogan’s Mill Road. It added one through lane in each direction to provide better mobility along eastbound and westbound Woodlands Parkway. It also included a right-in/right-out only turn lane in each direction at all intersections along that stretch.
Two westbound lanes on the Union Pacific Railroad bridge are now open! Westbound traffic begins to shift just west of Geneva Drive This shift enables crews to complete work on the eastbound side of the bridge.
THIS IS A CONSTRUCTION ZONE with a 30 MPH speed limit, motorists should continue to adhere to all posted speed limit signs.
  • The new section of Aldine Westfield Road that provides access to the Spring Creek Pines neighborhood is now open.
  • Crews are continuing to lay asphalt and complete curb and gutter work on the new lanes from Rayford Bend to Brookchase.
  • Signal crews are preparing to install the new, larger signal poles at the intersections of Rayford and Geneva and Rayford and Imperial Oaks/East Hawthorne, then will continue to work on intersections to the east.

  • Pipe crews soon will start installing pipes on the eastbound side of Rayford Road from Fox Run Boulevard to the Grand Parkway. Residents can expect traffic pattern changes during this phase.
Alternating Lane Closures as Needed:

  • Eastbound and westbound temporary lane closures will occur Monday through Saturday, as needed, from Richards Road to the Grand Parkway for the duration of the project.

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.

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 July 13 to August 13, the hardworking staff members of Precinct 3 completed 496 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.
County Holiday
Montgomery County offices will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019, in observance of Labor Day.
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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