FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where can I find District Rules and Regulations?
Rules and Regulations 19-01 are available on this website or you can obtain a copy at the District Office.
2. Who do I contact if I have questions about completing the permit application?
You may contact the District office by phone at 281-375-5430 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For engineering questions, please contact District Engineer, Charles Kalkomey at 281-342-2033 or by email at: CKalkomey@jonescarter.com.
3. How do I submit my Permit Application?
Please submit ALL required information (Signed Permit Application, Permit Fees, Electronic Copy and Hard Copy of Plans, and a Bond/Security, if applicable) 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 until the following month.
Physical address for delivery: 1111 Kenney St., Brookshire, Texas 77423 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 608, Brookshire, Texas 77423
Electronic Copy to be Sent to: email@example.com
1. When and where are Board meetings held?
Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the District Office: 1111 Kenney St., Brookshire, Texas 77423.
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 and on this website. The monthly agenda is posted the Friday before the Board meeting at 11:00 AM. If a special meeting is held, the agenda is posted 72-hours prior to the meeting time. In the case of eminent danger or public safety, an agenda will be posted 2-hours prior to the meeting.
3. How can I speak under public comment?
Submit a written request via fax or email to District Secretary, Joy Shipman, and ask to be put on the public comment section for the next meeting. You can also come to the meeting and speak during public comment. Please note that no action will be taken on your topic or request at that time and comments are limited to 5 minutes.
4. How can my request be on the agenda for action to be taken?
Submit a written request to the District along with an explanation letter to the Board. Your letter and information will be provided to the Board. If approved by the Board President and/or District Engineer, 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-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. If required, a public hearing might be held to discuss the new tax rate. A board meeting is held to adopt the budget and set the tax rate for the next year. The fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the following year.
2. Are any taxes collected at the Brookshire Katy Drainage District office?
No, all BKDD taxes are remitted to the Waller County Tax Assessor and Collector’s office in Hempstead. Taxes can be paid in-person at the Waller County Annex in Brookshire or at the Waller County Tax Assessor Office in Hempstead or paid by mail.
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 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 “Bills” to see the property value, if taxes are current or delinquent and tax history. 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, Joy Shipman, and approved by Board action at the next meeting. There are over 6 volumes of minutes dating back to 1961.