There are a couple anti incorporation political action committees, I've read their material and heard their elevator speeches - you probably have too. One committee trashed the work of The Township's financial department, this week they're attacking the law enforcement study. They seem to have a strategy of a smear campaign of the week. Others claim that the chairman of the board is asking residents to vote on incorporation because of a power fetish.
This is all insulting.
All of The Township board members are volunteers and will continue to be all volunteer, no matter the results on November 2.
From 2000 - 2004 I served on the Woodlands Community Association board (that was the board that represented the resident-run older villages) and most of us were for incorporation then too; and we had pretty much the same financial department the Township has now - they're first class! So this isn't about today's egos and today's smear campaigns, this proposition is about our governance and whether we want to have more control over it.
What's a benefit of control? Things like road extensions through our hometown don't get near breaking ground before we have to organize a grassroots mob that finally has the power to stop it. Becoming a city has many benefits like no-strings attached ARPA funding, forever freedom from annexation, property tax caps for seniors that CISD and the county already have - but that we can only grant if we're a municipality. The list of benefits goes on and on and is the reason I decided to make this informative site.
And eventually most of the anti PACs will admit that one day we need to incorporate to eliminate the risk of annexation by Houston and Conroe. It seems no one likes that idea.
Since we're going to incorporate someday, eventually our roads will be our responsibility, not the County's. What incentive then does the county have to do preventative maintenance on them to extend their life? None, because by the time the road repair becomes an issue it will be our problem. Better to take on the roads now so we can care for them to make sure we're not spending money to replace them prematurely. Plus, all the benefits that incorporation brings could sooner benefit our lives.
I appreciate you visiting my site to read about the costs and benefits of incorporating now; if we do incorporate now it would sooner remove risks of annexation, sooner gain control of our future, sooner become eligible for federal funding, and sooner streamline our government.
Please share these facts with anyone that votes. You're welcome to share images to social media or send in an email to all your friends. Thank you for visiting.
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* Electing leaders that work for us and only us
* Making our own decisions on roads and road expansions
* Local decisions on development changes (re-plats)
* Reduction of bureaucracy by eliminating fragmented government
* Single point focus on drainage and flooding
* Don't allow new or re-developed areas to flood neighbors
* Unified police patrols and community policing
* Formal recognition as a city by post office, feds and state
* Economic development tools (RDZs)
* Permanent freedom from annexation regardless of current legislation or contract