News from Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah & The Woodlands
$740K in federal ARPA fundswill extend water, sewer 1,700 feet on Tamina Road
“THIS ... GETS US ONE STEP CLOSER TO HELPING TOPROVIDE ... SOME LIGHT AT THE ENDOF THE TUNNEL.”
BY ANDREW CHRISTMAN
will benefit the Tamina community. “I cannot think of any other community that could use the American Rescue Plan more than Tamina,” Wheeler said. “This does not solve all of the problems, but it gets us one step closer to helping to provide ... some light at the end of the tunnel.” The Tamina portion of the project will take about 68 weeks to complete, and the I-45 manhole sewer crossing will take about 33 weeks to complete, according to the city. The total cost of both water and sewage projects is estimated at $1.2 million. The ARPA funding will cover close to $740,000, and the rest will be covered by the city’s water and sewage fund. 40% in the number of residents ages 65-74. In addition, the overall population has grown by 8.34% from 105,713 to 114,532. There has been a 20.6% increase in residents over age 25 with graduate or professional degrees from 15,511 to 18,707 residents from 2011-15 to 2016-20. Among 41,210 households in The Woodlands, about 30% have an annual income higher than $200,000 a year in 2016-20, an increase from 22.7% in 2011-15. The percentage of households in every other category higher than $10,000 has decreased, except for $100,000 to $149,999, which increased from 17.8% to 18.3%, and $35,000 to $49,999, which stayed the same.
SHENANDOAH The Shenandoah City Council approved the use of about $740,000 in American Res- cue Plan Act funding for two water and sewer infrastructure projects during a March 23 meeting. The first project includes extending water and sewage services about 1,700 feet down Tamina Road to the railroad tracks located between Johnson and Hardy roads. Shenandoah Public Works Direc- tor Joseph Peart said the second project will update and rehabilitate a gravity sewer line that travels under I-45. Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler said he believes the proj- ect is a good use of the funds as it
SHENANDOAH MAYOR RITCH WHEELER, REGARDING USE OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDS FOR WATER/ SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE
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The Woodlands Township board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. April 21 and 27 at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov Shenandoah City Council will meet at 7 p.m. April 13 and 27 at 29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah. 281-298-5522. www.shenandoahtx.us MEETINGSWE COVER HARRIS COUNTY A motion to fire the Harris County elections administrator before her resignation takes effect July 1 failed in a split vote at Harris County Commissioners Court on March 22. Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria will preside over the upcoming May elections. A motion to fire the administrator failed by a 2-3 vote. Woodlands, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2020 American Community Survey five-year estimate for 2016-20 is 114,532, a 8.34% increase from the period of 2011-15. This includes 56,182 men and 58,350 women. The ACS data was released by the U.S. Census Bureau on March 17. CITY HIGHLIGHTS OAKRIDGENORTH The design and cost of the relocation and addition to the Oak Ridge North Police Department was approved by City Council March 28. The cost for relocating and expanding the building is $275,557, officials said. The expansion will allow for six new officers in the future, said Chief of Police Tom Libby. The department will be housed at the city’s future public works facility on Spectrum Way.
Newdata: income, education rising
BY VANESSA HOLT
THEWOODLANDS Data released March 17 from the U.S. Census Bureau includes information from its Annual Community Survey five- year estimates for 2016-20, includ- ing the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the bureau, the pandemic resulted in disrup- tions to its data collection, and the bureau revised its methodology to reduce bias occurring as a result of nonresponses in 2020. According to the new data released in March, The Woodlands has seen an increase of more than
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POPULATION CHANGES The population in The Woodlands has increased, with residents over age 65 seeing the largest change.
Oak Ridge North City Council will meet at 7 p.m. April 25 at 27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North. 281-292-4648. www.oakridgenorth.com
2011-15 3,038 4,144 2016-20 36.41%
6,710 9,457 2011-15 2016-20
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SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY FIVE-YEAR ESTIMATES/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
THE WOODLANDS EDITION • APRIL 2022
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