2023 Wells Branch Community Calendar Photo Contest Underway!

The WBNA is excited to host the 2023 Calendar Photo Contest!  The contest is open to the entire Wells Branch community; there are no age limits!  We would love for our young photographers to share their talents.

The 2023 contest theme is “Visions of Wells Branch.”  Selected photos should inspire feelings  of community as seen through the events, people, places, and wildlife within Wells Branch.  Capture and submit your favorite images of our wonderful neighborhood!  Remember anyone who lives in Wells Branch can submit a photo (or up to six photos).  The image format is 8×10 landscape for the calendar.  The only real “rules” are that images must be taken within Wells Branch by Wells Branch residents.

We have started to receive entries and are anxious for more!  Please review your favorite photos of Wells Branch and submit your best shots!

For the Official Entry Form, click HERE:

For Official Rules, click HERE:

The Wells Branch MUD has graciously agreed to let us use the Rec. Center at 3000 Shoreline Drive for entry drop-off and display as the photos come in.  Both current and past pictures are welcome.  Each photographer will be allowed to submit up to six (6) photos.  Each photo must be accompanied by an Official Entry Form.

Enter photos from June 1, 2022 to September 16, 2022.  We will continue to accept electronic submissions for consideration through September 16, 2022 at 5:00pm.  All entries will be displayed at the Wells Branch MUD Rec Center, 3000 Shoreline Drive, and in the WBNA Facebook page album: 2023 Calendar Contest.  Winning photos will be announced September 20, 2022 and the new 2023 Calendars will go on sale at National Night Out, October 4!

Questions? Contact Margaret Sufke, Calendar Contest Coordinator, at mmsufke@gmail.com or 512-341-0428.

WB Civics Club Tax Talk Follow-Up

by Jon Klekman & Ben Williams

Thanks to everyone who came to the Property Tax Discussion.

Thank you to Travis County Chief Appraiser Mayra Crigler for attending and lending her considerable expertise!

Thank you to Leslie Little with the Wells Branch Community Library for getting us set up, promoting us, and letting our meeting run WAY long!

And thanks to Vicky Linsalata, a Travis County ESD #17 Commissioner (one of our taxing entities!) for joining us.

Also, be on the lookout for announcements from local taxing entities about their proposed rates for 2023, and see how they affect you directly!

Click HERE for Ben Williams’ PDF presentation on Property Taxes and follow the link below to the Video Replay with Live Presentation Deck synced with Ben’s talk.

We are so grateful for the folks who attended in person, those who expressed interest in this program and to the folks in the neighborhood who want to engage and shape the dialogue with our local institutions.  I also need to mention that wonderful hosting and  support from our very own gem, Wells Branch Community Library.  We will also look to potentially live stream some of these in the future.

The next session will be held at the Library on Saturday, August 6; the topic is in formulation— stay tuned shortly for the blurb.

Link to Zoom Recording of Property Tax Talk (Wells Branch Civics Club)

We hope to see you there!  – Jon & Ben

Water Restrictions In Effect

Effective June 6, 2022, Wells Branch is under Stage 1 drought response water restrictions.

  • Residential
    • Hose-end Sprinklers – two days per week – midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
      • Even address – Thursday, Sunday
      • Odd address – Wednesday, Saturday
    • Automatic Irrigation – one day per week – midnight to 8 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight (Residential customers may also water a second day with a hose-end sprinkler)
      • Even address – Thursday
      • Odd address – Wednesday
  • Commercial / Multi-family / Public Schools
    • Hose-end Sprinklers or Automatic Irrigation – one day per week – midnight to 8 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
      • Even address – Tuesday
      • Odd address – Friday

Water waste is prohibited and can be enforced at all times. Continue reading Water Restrictions In Effect

$500 Reward for Information on Graffiti

Graffiti in Wells Branch MUD (the “District”) has increased so it is time to take a proactive approach. Graffiti and other property vandalism not only take away from the beauty and sense of security in our community, but are also very costly. In an effort to stop this activity in our community, the Wells Branch Municipal Utility District will offer a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of any person committing a graffiti-related or vandalism offense within the District. This includes parks and park fixtures, signs, utility boxes, and fencing. Persons identified as committing these offenses within the District will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law. The District will also seek restitution and damages, including the cost of any reward(s) paid, from any person or persons convicted of these offenses within the District.

Please immediately report information related to the act of a graffiti-related or vandalism offense within the District to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 512-854-1444.

If you spot graffiti in the District please let us know through our graffiti report / removal form:  http://wellsbranchmud.com/services/graffiti-report-removal

WB MUD Board of Directors Election

Board of Director elections are held on the uniform election date in November of every even-numbered year. In 2022, the election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

A person that desires to be a candidate in the District’s next Director election must be qualified to serve as a Director and must timely submit an application for a place on the ballot to the District. To be qualified to serve as a Director, a person must be at least 18 years old, a resident citizen of the State of Texas, and either own land subject to taxation in the District or be a qualified voter within the District.

Three of the five Director positions are up for election this year. The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot is July 23, 2022. The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is 5:00pm on August 22, 2022.

If you are interested in becoming a Director, please visit wellsbranchmud.com for more information.