Richard Matthews posted on Nextdoor today:
"Mud 12 Canal Restoration Project. Dear Mud 12 Residents.
I will be giving an update on the Canal project at the Board Meeting next Monday. We have received initial cost estimates and this will be presented. This is for discussion and a decision is not required at this meeting.
We are planning to have the Corp of Engineers Project Manager present at the September Monthly Board Meeting. The Corp has asked for residents of Mud 12 to send any questions or concerns it has to Mud12@comcast.net and we will compile and send to the Corp project manager. These will be addressed at the meeting on Sept 21.
If you want to write a document and not email, please present this to Mud 12 we will scan and send to the Corp.
Again, Please send emails to Mud 12 for your concerns and questions you have concerning the design of the Canal project so that may be given to the Corp of Engineers so they can address at the September 21 meeting.
Please read the notice from Mr. Matthews. Please send all questions, comments and requests to the Mud 12 for both the August and September meetings.
The initial estimate of the cost for this entire project was $13.5 million in 02/2020, roughly ten times the MUD 12 annual budget.
The City of La Marque has taken financial responsibility for awards, grants, donations and other funds that may be collected for this project. The Corps award for this project is a 65/35 split. The GLO might pick up some of MUD 12's 35%. (35% of 13.5 million is $4,725,000, about 4 times the MUD's annual budget.)
This is a very expensive and extensive project. No maps, engineering studies or plans for restoring water flow have been presented.
Bayou Vista DOES NOT have a representative on the committee that is making the decisions regarding the affects of this project on B.V.
This project DOES NOT include the silt cleanup in the lateral canal that TCEQ as ordered.
A large number of Bayou Vista ratepayers in attendance may influence how our voice is heard in future decisions.