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East Aldine district projects move ahead

At its regular board meeting last Tuesday night, the East Aldine district approved funding to start studies on new trunk sewer and water lines near US59, between Langley and East Little York. This extension of a sewer main will allow future service to the Sherwood Place subdivision, and other surrounding areas. It will tie into existing water and sewer lines of the city of Houston.
The contract for the study was let to Montgomery & Associates, and will eventually lead to a bond issue of $10,000,000 to build needed water and sewer lines in the area. It was also reported that sewer and water work in the Tasfield area is now complete, and hookups of individual homes is proceeding.
The EAMD board heard a financial report, indicating that sales tax revenue collections are exceeding projections. 2007 collections to date are up 33% over the same period last year. The district has $4 million in the bank, and it looks like it will receive that much in revenue for all of this calendar year.
Although a strong security and public safety report was made, nevertheless director Reyes Garcia questioned the increase recently in crime incidents, and suggested that we study the need for another deputy, and a drug dog for the district’s officers.