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Tomorrow: County asks residents for input on Memorial Hills flood projects

February 11, 2019

The Harris County Flood Control District invites Memorial Hills residents to voice opinions and hear updates on flood control projects during a meeting tomorrow night.

Following the passage of a $2.5 billion bond in August 2018, the HCFCD has been hosting community engagement meetings to update the public on flood mitigation efforts in the greater Houston area. Previously, HCFCD officials visited other northwest Harris County subdivisions, including Bear Creek Village, North Park Forest and Little Cypress Creek, to present updates on their progress.

Many flood mitigation efforts include expanding the capacity of drainage pipes, adding storm sewers to neighborhoods and widening ditches, according to information presented during previous HCFCD meetings.

Reid Mrsny, manager of design services for Harris County Public Infrastructure Department, said the feedback from community members is essential.

“It’s really specific or general (feedback) based on what the community feels it’s important for us to know,” he said. “The engagement is not only to help with our ability to tell them what we think will help … but certainly to also get their input. We don’t live there. We don’t know everything.”

The meeting will take place at Memorial Hills Community Improvement Association, 2225 Briarcreek Blvd. in Houston, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 12. Citizens will be able to speak with HCFCD officials about the projects presented at the meeting while offering suggestions.

chevall.pryce@chron.com

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