Springtime Events in Wells Branch!

Upcoming Events –

Pioneer FIMG_4982estival

Saturday, April 25 • Noon-5pm • WB Homestead

One of our Wells Branch traditions, the annual Pioneer Festival celebrates Texas history by offering a window to our past. Pioneer Fest is centered around the historic Wells Branch Homestead, the 1850s-era cabin in Katherine Fleischer Park and features fun and educational activities throughout the day so each of us may experience the history of19th Century Texas. Demonstrations include rope maIMG_4957king, corn husk doll making, syrup making and butter churning, just to name a few. If you would like to volunteer or have a craft or activity from that period for demonstration, call the MUD office at 251-9814. This event is hosted by the MUD with just about every single community service group participating – a TRUE community event!

IMG_5076Spring Youth Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 2 • 9am-Noon • Mills Pond

Wells Branch MUD hosts its spring youth fishing tournament for ages 17 and under from 9 a.m. to noon at Mills Pond. Enrollment into the tournament is free for all youth, with trophies and prizes being awarded at the end. A rod and reel will be provided for those anglers who would like to borrow one. All state fishing regulations apply.

How to Protest YOUR Property Tax Appraisal

Sunday, May 3 • 3:30-5:00pm • WB Community Library • 15001 Wells Port Drive

Appraised values have been rising and with them, property taxes.  Our Williamson County residents have already begun receiving their new appraisals and the Travis County appraisals should start arriving around May 1.  In collaboration with the Friends of Wells Branch Community Library, Tammy DeWitt Le of Horizon Realty has arranged a free class with a fantastic Guest Speaker, Laura Casey, Senior Property Tax Consultant.  This informative seminar is all about learning how to lower your property taxes and how the protest process works.

Laura Casey is an expert at the right way to work with the appraisal district and will walk us through the entire process from how to fill out the form, why it’s important to mail it as late as possible, exemptions that lower your taxes (solar, over 65, homestead), and how to be successful in presenting your data at your hearing.  There are lots of can’t miss tips, so bring your form to fill out and you will get all your questions answered.

There is limited space to this event, so please RSVP to the event invitation below: https://www.facebook.com/events/381834665336326/

Eco Fair Flyer greenClick HERE to download coloring contest page.  Bring to Eco Fair for PRIZE!

Follow the links below for PHOTOS from 2015 Events –

Quarterly Extreme Clean • January 17, 2015

WB MUD Valentine’s Day Dance • February 14, 2015

WBNA Elected Official Reception • February 26, 2015

WB MUD St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Concert in the Park • March 17, 2015

WB MUD Dog Fair • March 28, 2015

WBNA Easter Bunny Photos • April 4, 2015

WBNA Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts in the Park • April 4, 2015

Extreme Clean Spring! • April 11, 2015

FOL Community Garage Sale • April 18, 2015

WB Logo Best VersionWB MUD Now Hiring!

Great jobs for college kids home for the summer!

The Wells Branch MUD is currently hiring for the following positions:

• Lifeguard
• Summer Day Camp Counselor
• Lead Summer Day Camp Counselor

Please visit the link below for detailed information on jobs available and the application process.

http://wellsbranchmud.com/jobs

Travis County Community Development Block Grant Program Meeting

Thursday, March 26 • 7pm • WB Community Center

As a neighborhood association, we’re interested in how we can better serve our residents and increase community involvement from those living in our apartment communities as well as our single family homes. Wells Branch has several new apartment complexes that have opened recently or plan to open in the near future. As a group, we’ve been concerned about a lack of infrastructure and amenities where some of these apartments are located. We will be reaching out to the management teams for the 20+ complexes we have in our area and encouraging attendance at the upcoming CDBG meeting. We’d like for you to join us as well.

Every year, Travis County receives approximately $997,649 in federal funds from a program called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds housing, infrastructure and social services projects for residents with low and moderate income that live in the unincorporated areas of Travis County. Residents and non-profit agencies can help determine projects by providing project ideas and proposals. Travis County Health and Human Services will explain the CDBG program and provide our community paper copies of the Participation Form so that we may provide our comments and ideas to the Commissioners Court by March 31st.

Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, present community needs and recommend projects for CDBG funds at the meeting. Please make time to attend.

To learn more about CDBG, take the survey online, or suggest a project, visit www.co.travis.tx.us/CDBG

Wells Branch Traffic and Safety Open Meeting

Tuesday, March 24 • 7pmWB Logo Best VersionWB Community Center

Traffic:  Wells Branch and the surrounding area have experienced massive growth in the last few years.  Some of this growth was actively challenged, but we did not have much of a voice in the decisions that were made.  Now the Wells Branch MUD is looking at the traffic and safety concerns this growth has and will continue to create.  The MUD Safety Committee is scheduled to meet with our county commissioner and other Travis County authorities to ensure they understand the magnitude of the impact to the community, to request impact studies and to brainstorm possible remedies.  We want to hear the community’s specific concerns and ideas before the visit with Travis County.

Street & Sidewalk Maintenance:  The committee will also take concerns that residents have about their specific street to Travis County.  If you have a crumbling curb or pot hole, please document it with pictures and note the address closest to the problem. Include your contact information and send these digitally to info@wellsbranchmud.com.

For more information, visit the WB MUD website at wellsbranchmud.com.