The District is a governmental unit created to construct and operate the drainage channels needed to serve the land within most of Fairfield. It levies a tax on property owners within the District to fund the construction and operation of the drainage channels.
The District is governed by a five-member elected Board of Directors, who are all residents of Fairfield, striving to improve the community in any way possible.
The District has constructed three major drainage channels that run through Fairfield carrying stormwater away from Fairfield and depositing it into a large detention pond south of U.S. 290 on Cypress Creek.
The Board is proposing to enhance the trail system in Fairfield by building new trails along the banks of the channels that connect with existing trails and by adding landscaping and other amenities along the trails. The goal of the Board is to provide connectivity and beautify the trail system, so it can be easily enjoyed by all residents.
The Board has created a master trail plan which highlights various proposed projects. The Board plans to implement the master plan in phases and to the extent of available funds.
Recently, the District paid off all its bonds and does not anticipate issuing more bonds for several years. This has allowed a reduction of the District’s tax rate by more than 20% between 2017 and 2022 (from $0.14/$100 assessed value to $0.11/$100).
Through careful supervision of construction and operating expenses, the District has available funds, which may be used for other permitted purposes. The board is currently planning to use some of these funds to construct trails and make other improvements along the drainage channels. All costs for these projects will be covered by funds currently available. There will be no increase in the District’s tax rate as a result of any trail project in the District.
The Board understands that communication with residents regarding its projects and goals is vital. With that in mind, we have asked our website provider, Infinity Services, LLC, to help us keep residents updated regarding trail projects in the District using water bill inserts and messages, social media and news posts on the District’s website.
Good! The District welcomes all residents to an informational meeting on Monday April 24, 2023 at which the trail plan will be presented and residents will be able to provide their feedback. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Bradford Creek Clubhouse in Fairfield.
Additional questions and comments can be fielded through the Contact Us form on the District’s website.