FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where can I find District Rules and Regulations 07-01?
Rules and Regulations 07-01 are available on this website and at www.wallercounty.org under “Permits and Construction”.
2. Who do I contact if I have questions about filling out the permit?
You may contact the District office at 281-375-5430. For engineering questions, contact District Engineer, Charles Kalkomey, at his office in Rosenberg at 281-342-2033. His fax number is 281-232-9909.
3. What do I do with my permit after it is filled out?
Make sure that ALL required information (copy of permit application, electronic copies of plan, drainage plans and/or studies, fees, and bond or security, if required) is submitted by your engineer with your application to the District office AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE NEXT BOARD MEETING. Incomplete packets including those without fees will NOT be considered. Information received sooner than two weeks prior to the next board meeting will not be considered for action until the following month. Physical address for delivery: 1111 Kenney St., Brookshire, Texas 77423 between the hours of 7 AM and 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. Address for mail is: P.O. Box 608, Brookshire, Texas 77423.
1. When and where are Board meetings held?
Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the District office, 1111 Kenney St., Brookshire, Texas at 7 PM.
2. When and where is the agenda posted?
The agenda is finalized and posted 72 hours prior to the meeting on the District bulletin Board near the front door of the office. The monthly agenda is posted the Friday before the Board meeting at 11 AM. If a special meeting is held, the agenda is posted 72 hours prior to the meeting time, except in case of eminent danger or public safety, and then an agenda is posted 2 hours prior to the meeting.
3. How can I speak under public comment?
Submit a written request via fax 281-934-2175 to District Secretary, Sharon White, and ask to be put on the public comment section for the next meeting, or just come to the meeting and speak during public comments. You may bring written information to the Board or fax/mail it prior to the meeting. Remember, NO action will be taken on your topic or request at that time. Comments are limited to 5 minutes.
4. How can I be an agenda item and have action taken on my request?
Submit your written request to the District along with an explanation letter to the Board at the earliest time possible to be on the agenda. Your letter and information will be put in the packets for the Board. If approved by the Board president and/or District Engineer, then your item may be listed on the agenda.
BUDGET AND TAX INFORMATION
1. When is the budget adopted? When is the tax rate set?
Budget workshops are held in July and August of each year after the Waller County Tax Assessor and Collector, Ellen Shelburne, determines the annual District levy and tax rate from taxable property values made available by Waller County Appraisal District. All required tax notices and public hearing notices are published in the Katy Times and Times Tribune. Sometimes, if required, public hearings are held to discuss the new tax rate. Then, a board meeting is held to adopt the budget and set the tax rate for the next year. The fiscal year begins September 1 and ends August 31 of the following year.
2. Are any taxes collected at the Brookshire Katy Drainage District office?
No. All tax statements are mailed from the Waller County Tax Assessor and Collector’s office in Hempstead and all BKDD taxes are remitted to the Tax Assessor Collector, Ellen Shelburne. Taxes can be paid at the Waller County Annex in Brookshire, in Hempstead or paid by mail. The District then receives monthly revenue checks from Mrs. Shelburne’s office.
3. How can I find out if a piece of property is in the District?
Go to www.waller-cad.org. You can search for property either by name of owner, address, ID or account number. Once you find the property, look at the entity codes. Brookshire Katy Drainage District is listed as entity DBK. You can click on the upper left “Bills” to see the property value, if taxes are current or delinquent and what the last taxes were. You can also view a tax “Statement of Account”. If DBK is not listed, then the property is not in the District.
1. Are minutes taken at each meeting?
Yes. Minutes are taken at each meeting by District Secretary, Sharon White, and approved by Board action at the next meeting. There are over 6 volumes of minutes dating back to 1961.