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2018 Directors Election / Elección de Directores de 2018 / Cuoäc Baàu Cöû Giaùm Ñoác 2018 / 2018 年董事選舉

NOTICE OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 501 (THE “DISTRICT”) AND TO ALL OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS:

The District will hold an election within the District on May 5, 2018, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., for the purpose of electing three members to the Board of Directors of the District. Early voting by personal appearance will occur from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on each weekday from April 23, 2018, through May 1, 2018, that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or official State holiday. The polling place for early voting and on election day will be the Lake House, 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress, TX 77433. There are four candidates for the three director positions up for election as follows: DeBra Edwards, Wayne C. Tyson, Jonathan Cowen, Dilveer K. Mand.


AVISO DE ELECCIÓN DE DIRECTORES

A LOS VOTANTES HABILITADOS DEL DISTRITO DE SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS MUNICIPALES NRO. 501 (EL “DISTRITO”) DEL CONDADO DE HARRIS, Y A TODAS LAS DEMÁS PERSONAS INTERESADAS:

El Distrito celebrará una elección dentro del Distrito el 5 de mayo de 2018 en el horario de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m., con el propósito de elegir tres miembros para la Junta Directiva del Distrito. La votación anticipada en persona se realizará todos los días de 11:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. desde el 23 de abril de 2018 hasta el 1 de mayo de 2018, inclusive, salvo sábados, domingos o feriados oficiales del estado. El lugar de votación para la votación anticipada y para el día de elección será Lake House, 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress, TX 77433. Hay cuatro candidatos para las tres posiciones de director en la elección: DeBra Edwards, Wayne C. Tyson, Jonathan Cowen, Dilveer K. Mand.


THOÂNG BAÙO VEÀ CUOÄC BAÀU CÖÛ GIAÙM ÑOÁC

GÖÛI CAÙC CÖÛ TRI HOÄI ÑUÛ ÑIEÀU KIEÄN CUÛA CÔ QUAN TIEÄN ÍCH THAØNH PHOÁ SOÁ 501 QUAÄN HARRIS (“CÔ QUAN”) VAØ TAÁT CAÛ NHÖÕNG NGÖÔØI QUAN TAÂM KHAÙC:

Cô Quan seõ toå chöùc moät cuoäc baàu cöû trong phaïm vi Cô Quan vaøo ngaøy 5 thaùng Naêm, 2018, töø 7 giôø saùng ñeán 7 giôø toái, vôùi muïc ñích baàu choïn ba thaønh vieân cho Ban Giaùm Ñoác cuûa Cô Quan. Thuû tuïc ñích thaân tôùi boû phieáu sôùm seõ dieãn ra töø 11 giôø saùng ñeán 7 giôø toái töø ngaøy 23 thaùng Tö, 2018 ñeán heán ngaøy 1 thaùng Naêm, 2018, tröø ngaøy thöù Baûy, Chuû Nhaät, hoaëc ngaøy nghæ leã chính thöùc cuûa Tieåu Bang. Ñòa ñieåm boû phieáu cho thuû tuïc boû phieáu sôùm vaø boû phieáu vaøo ngaøy baàu cöû seõ laø Lake House, 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress, TX 77433. Coù boán öùng cöû vieân cho ba vò trí giaùm ñoác baàu cöû nhö sau: DeBra Edwards, Wayne C. Tyson, Jonathan Cowen, Dilveer K. Mand.


理事選舉通知

致:HARRIS 郡市政公用事業區第501 號(下稱 “本區”)合乎標準選舉人及所有其他相關人士:

本區將於2018年5月5日本區域內舉行選舉,時間為上午7:00至下午7:00之間,為選出三名本區理事之事宜。親自出席的提前投票選舉將於2018年4月23日開始至2018年5月1日為止每日上午11:00至下午7:00之間,除周六,日或州法定節假日外的每一天進行。選舉日提前投票投票場所在Lake House, 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress, TX 77433。下列有四名候選人參選三名理事職位名額:DeBra Edwards, Wayne C. Tyson, Jonathan Cowen, Dilveer K. Mand。

Harris County MUD No. 500 Master District – Notice Regarding Water Supply

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 500, as Master District, provides the potable water supply to the Towne Lake Master District Service Area, including Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501. The Master District purchases the potable water it provides to the Master District Service Area from the West Harris County Regional Water Authority. The Master District has provided notice that, beginning today, the West Harris County Regional Water Authority will shut off its water supply to the Master District for 7 to 10 days. The water is being turned off due to an emergency water main repair that will be performed by the City of Houston.

The Master District maintains interconnects with nearby municipal utility districts to provide potable water during service outages. The Master District’s operator, Environmental Development Partners, contacted those municipal utility districts, and Remington Municipal Utility District has indicated they have sufficient water supply capacity to serve the Master District Service Area. They will be providing approximately 600,000 gallons per day of potable water to the Master District to serve the Service Area, including Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501.

In advance of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority shutting off its water supply to the Master District, the Master District’s operator reported that they opened, flushed and tested the interconnect with Remington Municipal Utility District to ensure it is operational and will provide adequate water supply. The Master District’s operator reported that this work was completed, and the interconnect was opened yesterday at noon. The Master District’s operator also reported that, due to the advance notice of the impending shut off, they were able to “top-off” the storage tanks at the Master District’s water plant. According to the Master District’s operator, in the event there is a failure of water supply from Remington Municipal Utility District, the Master District’s water plant will provide adequate water for a temporary period of time (up to about 12 to 16 hours), allowing the operator to respond and take corrective actions.

During this time, the Master District’s operator does not expect any customers in the Master District Service Area to be affected by this change of water supply. However, it is possible that there could be some customers experiencing water discoloration or noticing a difference in the water pressure. Please report all water supply and service issues to the operator, Environmental Development Partners, at (832) 467-1599.

Resumption of Garbage & Recycling Collection Services

Due to the inclement weather on Tuesday, January 16th, Harris County MUD No. 501’s garbage and recycling provider, Residential Recycling, was unable to collect garbage or recycling that day. Residential Recycling has resumed normal garbage collection in the District today, Friday, January 19th. Residential Recycling will resume recycling collection in the District on the next regularly scheduled collection date, Tuesday, January 23rd.

Wildlife Management in Harris County MUD 500 Lakes

As MUD 500 previously reported to the Participants, in early July 2017, MUD 500’s wildlife management contractor caught and removed a 5’ 10” male alligator in the southern portion of MUD 500’s lakes. In early October, MUD 500 received a report of a sighting of an additional approximately 3’ alligator near the outfall structure in the southeast portion of MUD 500’s lakes. As reported to the Participants at the time, MUD 500 obtained the required nuisance permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and instructed its contractor to attempt to locate and, if located, to remove the alligator. Despite repeated attempts, the contractor did not locate an alligator, and the nuisance permit expired. As directed by MUD 500, the contractor has continued weekly monitoring of the lakes to search for any evidence of additional alligators and to take steps to remove them if any are found.

On November 16, 2017, MUD 500 received a new report of a sighting of two or three approximately 2’ alligators in the southwestern portion of MUD 500’s lakes, south of Tuckerton Road and west of Greenhouse Road. MUD 500 immediately notified its contractor to attempt to locate the alligators and, if located, to remove the alligators upon obtaining the required nuisance permit.

MUD 500 additionally has been coordinating with the Towne Lake Community Association regarding the installation of signage notifying residents and visitors of wildlife that may be located within the lakes, including alligators. The Towne Lake Community Association has notified MUD 500 that they are working on a plan for the design and location of the signs, and that they plan to install the signs within 90 days.

MUD 500 continues to request that residents report any sightings of alligators to its operator, Environmental Development Partners, at (832) 467-1599. MUD 500 also encourages your district to share this information with your residents.

Garbage Collection on Tuesday, September 5th

Harris County MUD 501’s garbage and recycling provider, Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas, has stated that because of continued recovery efforts after the Harvey event, there will be garbage collection only (no recycling collection) tomorrow, September 5th. Please place your household garbage at your normal collection location by 7 a.m. as usual.

Residential Recycling is continuing to prioritize household garbage collection, but if time and equipment allow, they may begin collecting some minor storm debris from the curb tomorrow. If you have questions about separating larger storm debris or about Harris County’s storm debris removal efforts, please visit: http://harrisrecovery.org/debris-removal/.

Update on Garbage Collection Services

Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas, Harris County MUD 501’s garbage and recycling provider, experienced significant flooding at their facility during the Harvey storm event. In order to ensure it is safe for them to resume garbage collection services, they are having mechanics inspect all of their equipment today. Residential Recycling has stated they will use their best efforts to collect garbage only (not recycling) in the District tomorrow, Friday, September 1st. Please be advised that once they resume services, they will prioritize collection of household trash in the District first, and then will begin to collect storm debris as possible.

The District will post an additional update on its website later today when we receive confirmation regarding whether garbage collection services in the District will resume tomorrow. Please continue to monitor the District’s website for additional information.

Tropical Storm Harvey

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for Harris County and the surrounding counties in the Houston metropolitan area, as tropical storm Harvey continues to strengthen and approach the Texas coast. Over the next several days and throughout the weekend, the Houston metropolitan area is expected to receive significant amounts of rainfall, which may result in widespread flooding. There also is a risk of significant wind and other damage from the storm.

The District’s operator, Environmental Development Partners (EDP), is implementing its emergency preparedness procedures, as necessary, and will continue to monitor the progress of the storm and adjust its procedures accordingly. Please contact EDP at (832) 467-1599 at any time to report issues with District facilities.

Additional information and updates about the storm are available through the following:

The District encourages you to review your emergency preparedness plan and to continue to frequently monitor information about the storm as it develops.

Save the Date for Fall Community E-Waste and Shred Day

Please click here for the invitation to the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501 Fall Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding Day for District residents, hosted by Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Lake House Parking Lot, at 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress, Texas 77433.

All residents are welcome to attend. A copy of the invitation also will be included in an upcoming utility bill.