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GO and CO Bond Ratings
AAA/AAA
GO Debt
$90.9 million
Revenue Bond Ratings
AA+/AA+

About City of Sugar Land

Sugar Land, located in eastern Fort Bend County, is approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. It was founded as a sugar plantation in the mid-1800s and incorporated in 1959.

A full-service municipality, Sugar Land, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family.

Numerous high-profile regional and international corporations have chosen Sugar Land as a corporate home, including Minute Maid, Schlumberger, Tramontina USA, Fluor Corporation, Bechtel Equipment Operations, Noble Drilling, Money Management International and Aetna. Sugar Land's aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, one that includes a variety of incentives, including a corporate aviation facility.

Key Projects

Sugar Creek Drainage Improvements - Montclair Drive

History
A 2014 Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) identified improvements to reduce street ponding depths and durations within the Sugar Creek area neighborhood, along Montclair Drive.

Cost
$8,800,000

Description
Upsizing of existing storm sewer pipes, outfall and inlets along with pavement replacement along the entire stretch of Montclair Drive from the outfall at the Centerpoint easement up to Country Club Blvd.

Bond Phase
Construction

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Riverbend Stormwater Inlets and Pipe Replacement

History
The 2017 Drainage Study identified improvements to reduce street ponding depths and durations within the Riverbend area neighborhood and Lexington Blvd.

Cost
$3,500,000

Description
Upsizing of existing storm sewer pipes and replacement of inlets along several local streets within the Riverbend neighborhood and improving the drainage outfall into Oyster Creek.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

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Flood Control Improvements - Dam III Oyster Creek @ Lexington

History
The 2015 Dam III Flood Control Study determined the dam hydraulics did not meet the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) mandated flood control requirements.

Cost
$800,000

Description
An emergency spillway is to be constructed in order to increase the water passing rate during major storm events in accordance with the TCEQ requirements. This will alleviate stress on the Dam and reduce any risk of a compromise at the Dam III location.

Bond Phase
Construction

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Austin Park/Chimneystone Drainage Improvements

History
The 2017 Drainage Study recommended construction of a new drainage channel adjacent to Chimneystone with new inlets and storm sewer improvements and to enlarge the Acacia Stormwater Trunk Line to address structural flooding during major storm events. The 2017 Drainage Study addresses structural flooding of 74 homes during Hurricane Harvey in the Austin Park and Chimneystone neighborhoods.

Cost
$16,500,000

Description
Design and construction of a new drainage channel from just south of State Highway 6 to Acacia and the outfall of Ditch A. Improvements include portion of Austin Parkway reconstruction. This project will reduce flooding in the Austin Park and Chimneystone neighborhoods during major storm events and provide relief to adjacent storm sewer systems.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

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The Team

Jennifer Brown

Director of Finance

(281) 275-2236

jlbrown@sugarlandtx.gov

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Alka Shah

Controller

(281) 275-2722

ashah@sugarlandtx.gov

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