Only 24 days after League City
voters approved two bond propositions totally $145 million for drainage and
mobility improvement projects across the City, the League City Council is
scheduled to consider design contracts for three of the projects.
At their Tuesday, May 28
meeting, councilmembers will consider approving design contracts for three
drainage projects included in Proposition A. The
three contracts include the first phase of improvements to the Bay Ridge
neighborhood, the first phase of improvements to the Oaks of Clear Creek
subdivision, and initial work in the Borden’s Gully Watershed near the Bay
Colony and Dove Meadow subdivisions.
4, League City voters overwhelmingly approved two general obligation bonds,
something that has not been on a League City ballot since 1992. Proposition A,
which calls for $73 million in bonds to fund drainage projects, passed with
67.71% of the total votes. Proposition B, which allocates $72 million in bonds
toward road projects, passed with 64.35% of the total votes. Proposition C also
passed with 61.74% of the total votes. The proposition approves increasing the
City’s sales tax rate by 0.25 cents per $1 to its maximum, the proceeds of
which will go toward funding Props A and B. The sales tax increase is scheduled
to go into effect October 1.
In addition to the drainage
projects in Prop A, League City has already begun pre-construction work on some
of the traffic and mobility projects included in Proposition B. In
March the League City Council approved a design contract for the $11.2 million
Grissom Road reconstruction project, and design is also almost complete on the
$7.7 million reconstruction project of Calder Road South. City staff
members are also awaiting the results of an environmental review of the $65
million project to connect Landing Boulevard to Interstate 45, nearly half of
which will be funded with partnership dollars from TxDOT. If the City receives
an all-clear on that project in the next few weeks, staff should have a final
design contract to present to Council in the summer.
the next few weeks, staff from the City’s Project Management and Engineering Departments
will be working together to assemble a master timeline for all 21 projects
included in the two bond propositions. Design and pre-construction work on
projects eligible for grant funding will occur after staff has completed all
phases of the application process. Staff also will be reaching out to residents
in neighborhoods surrounding each project. A community meeting is
scheduled for June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center to gather
feedback and input surrounding the project to improve drainage along Magnolia
Creek and Cedar Gully.