Welcome to Hays County MUD 4
Through HCMMUD 4’s website you can easily find links to the following services.
Hurricane Prepardness 2022
Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. If you live in hurricane-prone areas, you are encouraged to complete these simple preparations before hurricane season begins on June 1.
Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. impacts from wind and water can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur regardless of the storm’s strength. Know if you live in an area prone to flooding and if you’re safe to remain in your home.
Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. You may also need to leave if you live in a flood prone area or in a mobile home outside a hurricane evacuation zone. Now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there.
You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Your destination could be a friend or relative who lives in a well built home outside flood prone areas. Remember, your safest place may be to remain home. Be sure to account for your pets in your plan.
As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.
Whether you’re evacuating or sheltering-in-place, you’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of 3 days (store a longer than 3-day supply of water, if possible). Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones.
If you need to go to a public shelter, follow health guidelines from your local officials and the CDC.
Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough insurance to repair or even replace your home and/or belongings. Remember, home and renters insurance doesn’t cover flooding, so you’ll need a separate policy for it.
Flood insurance is available through your company, agent, or the National Flood Insurance Program at floodsmart.gov. Act now, as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.
- FLASH Insurance Guide: If Disaster Strikes, Will You Be Covered?
- Find available coverage at floodsmart.gov
Whether you’re evacuating, or planning to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications to withstand wind impacts. Many retrofits are not as costly or time consuming as you may think.
Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the winds.
If you’re a renter, work with your landlord now to prepare your home for a storm.
- FLASH: How-To Videos
- Protect Your Home From Flooding Video (English/Spanish)
Many people rely on their neighbors before and after a disaster, and there are many ways you can help them. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes.
Start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies but remember you may need to adjust your preparedness plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.
The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions.
Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know who issues evacuation orders for your area, determine locations on where you will ride out the storm, and start to get your supplies now. Being prepared before a hurricane threatens makes you resilient to the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference between being a hurricane victim or a hurricane survivor.
Open Meetings Act Suspension Updates
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Hays County Municipal Utility District No. 4 will convene all future regular meetings in person to be held at the offices of McGinnis Lochridge, located at 600 Congress Avenue, Suite 2100, Austin, Texas 78701. Please see below the latest from the Attorney General regarding the suspension of The Open Meetings Act.
On June 30, 2021, Governor Abbott’s office approved a request by the Office of the Attorney General to lift the suspensions of certain provisions of the Open Meetings Act. The suspensions will lift at 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2021.
Thus, as of September 1, 2021, all provisions of the Open Meetings Act will be effective and all Texas governmental bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act must conduct their meetings in full compliance with the Open Meetings Act as written in statute.
Please contact the Office of the Attorney General with questions about the lifting of the suspensions at (888) 672-6787 or via email at TOMA@oag.texas.gov.
Roosevelt Weed Mitigation
The Board recognizes that District residents may want to mitigate natural vegetation and Roosevelt Weed overgrowth located on the District’s property and adjacent to a District resident’s property. On September 10, 2020, the Board passed and approved a Resolution Forming a Natural Vegetation Maintenance on District’s Property Policy. The Resolution provides instructional information for a District resident to obtain the District’s General Manager’s approval prior to any natural vegetation mitigation on District property, along with Board approved vegetation options for replanting, if necessary. A copy of the Resolution is attached to the Roosevelt Weed Mitigation – Ledge Stone Resident Form.
To apply for the District’s General Manager’s approval prior to any mitigation work performed on the District’s Property, complete, sign and date a copy of the Roosevelt Weed Mitigation – Ledge Stone Resident Form and submit your completed form to the District’s General Manager at CSAUS@inframark.com. District residents can also mail their completed form to the District’s General Manager at:
Hays County MUD No. 4
14050 Summit Drive, Suite 103
Austin, Texas 78728
All applicants are encouraged to read the Resolution Forming a Natural Vegetation Maintenance on District’s Property Policy and visit the following links prior to submitting their application.
Should you have any questions regarding natural vegetation and weed mitigation on the District’s property after reading the Resolution and reviewing the links above, feel free to send them to CSAUS@inframark.com.