HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 344

The information provided on this page is for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 344.  Below you can find links to information related to the financial and bookkeeping records for the District.

May 17, 2024 at 2:30 PM

Maintenance is scheduled to be performed at Harris County MUD 344 Water Plant on Tuesday, 05/21/24, beginning at 10am and to conclude at 2:00 pm.

Residents in the Summerwood Community may experience low water pressure during this maintenance period. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Harris County M.U.D. 344 has implemented Stage 1 of the District’s Drought Contingency Plan, effective July 24, 2023 and continuing until a similar notice is provided that the implementation has been lifted.

The goal is a 5% reduction in the use of all water and is voluntary, currently. All Customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue Non-essential water uses.

Please conserve water daily under the following guidelines.

  1. Customers with even-numbered addresses should limit outdoor water usage, including irrigation of landscape to Tuesday & Saturday, between the hours of 10:00 p.m., on designated day, to 5:00 a.m. the following day.
  2. Customers with odd-numbered addresses should limit outdoor water usage, including irrigation of landscape to Wednesday & Sunday, between the hours of 10:00 p.m., on designated day, to 5:00 a.m. the following day.
  3. HOA’s and Customers responsible for common areas, should limit outdoor water usage, including irrigation of landscape to Monday & Friday, between the hours of 10:00 p.m., on designated day, to 5:00 a.m. the following day.

In addition to the above guidelines, we ask that you also voluntarily reduce all water usage, check for and repair all leaks, including sprinkler systems, leaky faucets, and/or running toilets. Mandatory measures may be imposed if a water shortage continues.

DISTRICT INFORMATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Betty Bland
President
Term Expires: May 2022

Donald Busker
Vice President
Term Expires: May 2024

Barbara Gaston
Secretary/ Treasurer
Term Expires: May 2024

Jean C. Button
Asst. Secretary
Term Expires: May 2022

Robert Van Meter
Asst. Secretary
Term Expires: May 2024

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address
(Not for Tax or Water Payments)
1300 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: (713) 623-4531
Email: aswmail@aswtax.com

OPERATOR

M. Marlon Ivy & Associates, Inc.
Attn: Mark Ivy
Mailing Address:
Po Box 9
Spring, TX 77383
Phone: (281) 651-1618

TAX CONSULTANT

Assessments of the Southwest, Inc
Attn: David Patterson
Mailing Address:
Po Box 1368
Friendswood, Texas 77549
Phone: (281) 482-0216

MEETING INFORMATION

The district generally meets on the third Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at 1300 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 2500, Houston, Texas 77056. Specific meeting date/time and location are included on meeting agendas.

2024

2024-05-16 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2024-04-18 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2024-04-01 – Regular: Agenda | Supplemental Agenda | Minutes
2024-03-21 – Regular: Agenda | Supplemental Agenda | Meeting Cancelled
2024-02-15 – Regular: Agenda | Supplemental Agenda | Minutes
2024-01-18 – Regular: Agenda | Supplemental Agenda | Minutes

2023

2023-12-21 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-11-16 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-10-19 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-09-21 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-08-17 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-07-20 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-06-15 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-05-18 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-04-20 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-03-16 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-02-16 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2023-01-19 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes

2022

2022-12-15 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-11-17 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-10-20 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-09-15 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-08-18 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-07-21 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-06-16 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-05-19 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-04-21 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-03-17 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-02-17 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-02-08 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-01-20 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2022-01-11 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes

2021

2021-12-16 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2021-12-14 – Special: Agenda | Minutes
2021-11-09 – Special: Agenda | Minutes
2021-10-21 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2021-09-16 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes

Residents of the district have the right to request the designation of a meeting location within the district under Water Code Section 49.062(g). A description of this process can be found at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/waterdistricts.

BUDGET INFORMATION

Change in the District’s Revenue from 2021 to 2022: -$526,407; -16.55%
Change in the District’s Expenses from 2021 to 2022: -$177,340; -10.23%

Change in the District’s JWP Revenue from 2021 to 2022: -$72,248; -6.60%
Change in the District’s JWP Expenses from 2021 to 2022: -$62,248; -6.33%

Change in the District’s STP Revenue from 2021 to 2022: -$474,603; -43.59%
Change in the District’s STP Expenses from 2021 to 2022: $107,397; 26.40%

The amount of property tax revenue budgeted for maintenance and operations for the preceding two years and current year:

  • 2020: $1,527,144.00
  • 2021: $1,619,117.00
  • 2022: $1,188,053.00

The amount of property tax revenue budgeted for debt service for the preceding two years and current year:

  • 2020: $1,681,550.30
  • 2021: $2,034,008.21
  • 2022: TBD

For additional Budget information, please click on the above Approved Budget link.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION (ANNUAL AUDIT)

For additional Audit information, please click on the above Financial Report link.

TAX INFORMATION

Adopted 2019 Tax Rate (per $100 of assessed valuation) – Total $0.80
Maintenance & Operations: $0.40
Debt Service: $0.40

Adopted 2020 Tax Rate (per $100 of assessed valuation) – Total $0.75
Maintenance & Operations: $0.28
Debt Service: $0.47

Adopted 2021 Tax Rate (per $100 of assessed valuation) – Total $0.70
Maintenance & Operations: $0.23
Debt Service: $0.47

Adopted 2022 Tax Rate (per $100 of assessed valuation) – Total $0.665
Maintenance & Operations: $0.255
Debt Service: $0.410

Adopted 2023 Tax Rate (per $100 of assessed valuation) – Total $0.615
Maintenance & Operations: $0.215
Debt Service: $0.400