Harris County MUD 500, like all municipal utility districts, is governed by a five-member Board of Directors (Board) who serve four-year, staggered terms. Harris County MUD 500 holds its directors elections in May of even-numbered years. Like all statewide elections, only registered voters of Harris County MUD 500 may vote.
The current Board members are as follows:
Joanne Quintero, President, Term: May 2020
Jeffry Ottmann, Vice President, Term: May 2022
Saundra Dahlke, Secretary, Term: May 2022
James Ross, Assistant Vice President, Term: May 2022
Gerald Mathers, Assistant Secretary, Term: May 2020
The Harris County MUD 500 Board hires professional consultants to advise the Board and assist with the day-to-day operations of Harris County MUD 500, much like City staff. The current Harris County MUD 500 Internal District consultants are as follows:
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 860-6400
RBC Capital Markets
2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 403-5600
McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC
13100 Wortham Center Drive, Suite 235
Houston, TX 77065-5610
Phone: (713) 462-0341
Environmental Development Partners (EDP)
17495 Village Green Drive
Houston, TX 77040
Phone: (832) 467-1599
F. Matuska, Inc.
4600 Highway 6 North, Suite 315
Houston, TX 77084
Bob Leared Interest
11111 Katy Freeway, Suite 725
Houston, TX 77079-2197
Phone: (713) 932-9011
Delinquent Tax Attorney
Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP
1235 North Loop West, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (800) 833-5886
Edminster, Hinshaw, Russ and Associates, Inc.
10555 Westoffice Drive
Houston, TX 77042
Phone: (713) 784-4500
History of Harris County MUD 500
Harris County MUD 500 was created effective June 25, 2007, by an Order of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code, Harris County MUD 500 is empowered to purchase, operate and maintain all facilities, plants and improvements necessary to provide water, sanitary sewer service, drainage, solid waste collection and disposal, including recycling, and to construct roads, parks and recreational facilities for the residents and customers of Harris County MUD 500. Harris County MUD 500 is located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston, Texas. The Board of Directors held its first meeting on August 27, 2007.
Relationship of Harris County MUD 500, as Provider of Internal Facilities and Services Within its Boundaries, to the Master District
Harris County MUD 500, in its capacity as a provider of internal facilities and services to residents and customers within its boundaries, is one of four municipal utility districts (namely Harris County Municipal Utility District Nos. 500, 501, 502, and 503) collectively comprising approximately 2,112 acres referred to as the Master District Service Area. Each of these municipal utility districts has executed a contract with the Master District as participants (the Master District Contract) and each has obtained the approval of the Master District Contract from its voters at an election held within its boundaries.
Harris County MUD 500, in its capacity as the Master District, is the provider of regional water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, park, road and other facilities necessary to serve the Master District Service Area and has contracted with each of the four municipal utility districts, including Harris County MUD 500 in its capacity as a provider of services to property within its internal boundaries, to construct and provide service from these regional facilities. The Master District Contract provides that all four municipal utility districts pay a pro rata share of the debt service on the Master District’s Contract Revenue Bonds, based upon each district’s pro rata share of assessed value for tax purposes, calculated annually. The four municipal utility districts are responsible for providing the internal water distribution, wastewater collection and storm drainage utilities within their boundaries. Click here for more information regarding Harris County MUD 500’s role as the Master District.