The Woodlands Township Board of Directors
approved a $78 million operating budget for 2010 at its meeting on Wednesday, August 26, 2009. The Board also adopted a property tax levy of 32.8 cents per $100 of taxable value.
The 2010 budget will consolidate the services of the Community Associations of The Woodlands and The Woodlands Township under one operating structure effective January 1, 2010. The Township’s property tax levy will replace the assessments of the Community Associations of The Woodlands. The Finance Department of The Woodlands Township is in the process of finalizing all of these documents.
One of the major program changes in the approved 2010 budget is an enhancement to the community policing program which is provided through a contract with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
(MCSO). The enhanced community policing program will increase contract expenditures from a current level of approximately $5 million per year to $7.5 million in 2010. To fund the increase in law enforcement expenditures, several capital projects originally planned for 2010 have been deferred until 2011.