5-17-newsletter

Volume 2, Issue 5

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Getting to know the District What is an ESD? “ An Emergency Services District (ESD) is a grassroots government created by voters in an area to fund fire protection, emergency medical services, or both. More than 300 districts are operating in Texas, and more are added at almost every uniform election date.” HCESD #9 is funded by property taxes, which are based on appraisals of real and personal property such as single-family residential, multi-family residential , commercial and raw land, as well as Sales Tax .The District contracted with a service provider (Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department) to fund Fire and EMS services to the community. Each month a Board Meeting is held on the third Thursday (unless there is a conflict in the schedule with an ESD event) to conduct the business of the District by the Commissioners. The agenda of the meeting is posted on the website prior and the items listed are addressed in the meeting. These meetings are held at our business office located at 9630 Telge Road, Houston, TX 77095. Public comment is always welcome at the beginning of the meetings as well. In 2003, HCESD #9, in partnership with Lone Star College-Cy Fair and the CFVFD, built a state of the art education facility that trains volunteers as well as provides Fire Science and EMS programs, accredited by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and Texas Department of Health. In 2004, the CFVFD, with support from the HCESD, opened its 7,000 foot , state of the art communications and dispatch center. The building is National Fire Protection Agency compliant and can operate on independent generators in the event of power failure. The HCESD #9 continues to use your tax dollars to provide excellent emergency services to its residents.

Inside this issue:

What ESD is about 1

Blood Drive

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Special Delivery

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Want to Contribute? 4

Contact Us

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Special points of interest:

 What is an ESD?

 Blood Drive

 Pumpers

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