On January 31, 2018 Superintendent J.L. Rose retired after 12 years with the District. Assistant Superintendent Stan Kitzman was promoted to Superintendent by Board action at a special meeting held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2 PM in the afternoon. Stan has been with the District for over 2 years and is ready to serve in his new capacity.
On January 31, 2018 Superintendent J.L. Rose will retire after a 12 year tenure with Brookshire-Katy Drainage District. A lovely retirement party was held in his honor on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department. The Board presented J.L. with a lovely plaque in his honor and a Resolution of Appreciation. Even though the weather was dreary outside, over 100 of his friends and family attended to wish J.L. and his dear wife, Bessie, a Happy Retirement.
At a special budget meeting held on August 16, 2017 at 8 AM at the District office located at 1111 Kenney St., Brookshire, Texas, the Brookshire-Katy Drainage District Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a budget of $1,089,915.88 for the year 2017-2018 and set the tax rate of 0.061452 per $100 dollar valuation for the year 2017-2018. This is the effective tax rate figured by Ellen Contreras Shelburne, Waller County Tax Assessor Collector. The new fiscal year begins September 1, 2017.
At the February 13, 2017 regular Board meeting, Mr. Bert Matthews gave the annual audit report of the District retirement system, records and files for the year ending Aug. 31, 2016. The District received a clean audit with all records and files in excellent shape. No irregularities were found. Mr. Matthews commended Sharon White, Office Manager, on another excellent audit report.
At a special budget meeting held on August 18, 2016 the Board of Supervisors passed the 2016-17 budget of $ 1,064,504.49 and set the 2016-17 tax rate at 0.065010 per $100 property valuation. This rate is the effective rate. The rollback rate is .070210.
The independent audit of Brookshire-Katy Drainage District for the year 2014-2015 was completed by Bert Matthews, C.P.A. on February 22, 2016. Mr. Matthews reported the books and records were in excellent order and in compliance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. No irregularities were found. The Board accepted the audit report of Mr. Matthews.
Brookshire-Katy Drainage District will cancel the May 7, 2016 Election of Supervisors Area One and Two. Supervisor of Area One, Brian Waggoner, refiled for his position. Supervisor of Area Two, Ruth Ellis, refiled for her position. Neither had any opposition, therefore, the District will hold a special meeting on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8 AM to cancel the May 7, 2016 Election of Supervisors.