About Kaufman County Fresh Water Supply District 1-B

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Kaufman County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1-B (KCFSWD 1-B) is a political sub-division of the State of Texas that serves the nearly 675 homeowners in Windmill Farms Phase 1 (Windmill Ridge), Forney, Texas.

It is empowered to purchase, operate and maintain all facilities, plan and improvements necessary to provide water, sanitary sewer service, storm sewer drainage, irrigation, roads, solid waste collection and disposal, including recycling, construction of parks and recreational facilities for the residents of the District.

It also has the power to acquire, construct, operate and maintain facilities, and to contract for or employ its own peace officers with powers to make arrests and, subject to certain regulatory and voter approvals, to establish, operate and maintain a fire department to perform all fire-fighting activities within the District.

It is is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five elected directors who serve staggered four year terms.

The Board contracts with consultants and operators to run the District and provide opinions.

The District collects revenues in two ways:

    (1) A voter approved ad valorem tax - a tax based on the value of real estate or personal property.

    (2) Water and sewage fees charged to property owners.

It was created January 8, 2001 by the Kaufman County Commissioners Court.

District voters confirmed the creation at an election held on January 20, 2001.

In another election held on May 5, 2001, the voters approved the District's assumption of the rights, authority, privileges and functions of a road district and authorized the District to purchase, construct, acquire, own, operate, repair, improve and extend a sanitary sewer system.

On May 10, 2001, following a hearing, the governing Board of the District approved the conversion of the District to a Water Control Improvement District operating under Chapter 51 of the Texas Water Code and specifically reserved certain rights under Sections 53.029, 53.030 through 53.034, 53.040 through 53.041, 53.112, 53.121, and 53.125 of the Texas Water Code.

At an election held within the boundaries of the District on August 11, 2001, voters approved the division of District No. 1 into two new Districts: Kaufman County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1-A and Kaufman County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1-B.

The District held its first meeting on October 2, 2001, and sold its first series of bonds on December 5, 2004.

Monthly Board meetings are typically held on the 4th Tuesday of the Month at 6:30pm at the offices of Inframark, 9550 Helms Trail, Suite 800, Forney, TX 75126.

In compliance with Texas Open Meeting Laws, the meetings are open to the public and notice is given in advance in the form of a notice placed on the bulletin board in front of Buckingham Swim Center and on the District website.

The District is monitored by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). It is is governed by Chapter 49, 51 , and parts of chapter 53 of the Texas Water Code.

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