Why are these projects needed?

Emergency Services Complex:

  • The City currently leases the Fire Administrative facility and Fire Station No. 4 facility from Fort Bend County.
  • The original intent of the lease agreements with the County was to allow the City short-term use of the former EMS building and bay space as a temporary solution to house Fire Administration and Fire Station No. 4 while the City made plans to construct its own facilities.
  • This current lease agreement will expire on December 31, 2029, and the County has indicated that they have plans for the site and will not extend the lease agreement.
  • Fire Station No. 4 is needed as the City grows to the south and west to meet response times and maintain ISO rating – which insurance companies use to set home insurance premiums.
  • The Facilities are filled to capacity with limited space for equipment and no room to grow.
  • The Emergency Operations Center previously utilized the Police Department Training Room but due to lack of space the PD Training Room/EOC was converted to the Patrol Room.  

Public Services Complex:

  • Several of the buildings are over 50 years old and no longer meet the City’s needs and growth.
  • Several facilities in the floodway have flooded 3 times since 2015 and the Brazos Riverbank is sloughing and encroaching into the property.
  • The Public Services departments are spread out in separate facilities, causing inefficiencies.
  • These facilities are operating at or beyond capacity and need to be expanded to meet the needs of current and future growth in staff.
  • American Disability Act (ADA) and Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) are not being met in older buildings.
  • The fuel island is 27 years old, and the useful life of the underground tanks is 30 years at which time they would have to be replaced.
  • There is not adequate space for vehicles, equipment, tools and supplies to maintain and store over 300 pieces of rolling stock.
  • Tools, equipment and supplies are not properly secured.

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1. What projects are planned to be built if the bonds are approved?
2. How will I be affected if the bond does not pass?
3. When will the projects be completed?
4. Why are these projects needed?
5. Who do I contact for more information?