Commissioner Charlie Riley

“Serving the members of our beautiful community is an honor.   I’ve been lucky to call Montgomery County home for forty-five years, and it is that personal knowledge and care for our community that guides every decision I make. 

The future will have many changes, and those changes bring concerns of safety and traffic congestion.  Careful planning goes into our infrastructure so that every citizen can experience high quality mobility and the protection of the law enforcement professionals who serve Precinct 2.”

The Seniors from the Friendship Center were all smiles during the Mother’s Day Mystery Bingo outdoor event.

This “family” of friends showed up to visit, play and have lunch. Every member of this group was remembered whether they could be there or not.

The Friendship Center Mother’s Day Mystery Bingo 2021

The Magnolia Horse Arena will be closed for maintenance this Friday, May 7, 2021.

The Magnolia Horse Arena

2 PROJECTS – 2 FUNDING SOURCES

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

ALREADY HAS THEIR FINANCIAL HALF COVERED

“These two projects will be developed consecutively.  The funding will be split in half with Montgomery County funding the $15M direct connect from I-45 to eastbound FM 242 and TX DOT funding the other $15M for the drainage relief project, west of St. Luke’s Way.”  Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley further shared, “The money from the county is already available.  Between these two projects, the public will benefit from the direct connect, non-tolled access, allowing eastbound traffic on FM 242 the ability to bypass a congested intersection.  Plus, the drainage relief on the other side of the freeway will give the water a place to go under the road rather than over the road.  Keeping the water off of the road creates safer driving conditions.”

Commissioner Riley speaking before the Calf Scramble event at MCFA 2021.

Kids from the Calf Scramble event, this past weekend, at the Montgomery County Fair were encouraged to do their best and strive for excellence from Commissioner Charlie Riley. The parents, family and other members of the Fair and Montgomery County community were there to show their support.The FFA program is an outstanding organization that develops future leaders.

SH 249 EXTENSION is OPEN. March 2021

(TX DOT section north of Woodforest Blvd

to FM 1774 by Todd Mission)

SH 249 crossing FM 1488 (north view)
SH 249 crossing FM 1486 (north view)
SH 249 at FM 1774 (near Todd Mission) north view

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY TOLL ROAD:

  • Spring Creek north to just past Woodtrace Blvd.
  • Opened on March 26, 2020.
  • 3.5 miles each way (approx.) 7 miles total (approx.)
  • Approximately 70% of the transactions recorded (based on zip codes) have been commuters from outside of Montgomery County.
  • Toll revenue STAYS in Montgomery County. – Pays for the road. – Improves mobility and connectivity.
  • $63 million to complete.
  • It would have taken about 20 more years for SH 249 Extension north of MCTR (Woodtrace Blvd.) through Grimes County to happen had MCTR not been built.

Keenan Cut Off overpass opened March 2021

Windsor Hills neighborhood – Curb Repair March 2021
Heavy Trash Day Clean Up Weekend 2021
WATER DISTRIBUTION – Winter 2021
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division

This is one of many commercial vehicles that have gotten the attention of Commissioner Riley’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. Violations from commercial trucks have contributed to road damage and public safety concerns. The basic responsibility of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is weighing and checking commercial vehicle traffic operating over the Precinct 2 county roads so that compliance with the statutory provisions of law regulating weight, motor carrier safety, registration, transportation of persons, hazardous material and other property can be obtained.

A GOOD DEED

Recently, a Precinct 2 road crew member discovered someone’s personal property discarded in the woods near a job site.  “The book in the tree is what caught my eye.” stated the crew member.  Turns out the book was a bible.  Here is the rest of the story from the bible’s owner.

“I do not do face book or social media but I do want to send the Commissioner of Precinct 2 and all of the other employees a message recognizing my appreciation for Xxxx’s dedication, work ethic and commitment. Going the extra mile and paying attention to his surroundings. My truck was broken into Sunday night and my laptop, bill fold and bible were taken. Xxxx, while working next to the woods around my house on Wednesday noticed some stuff in the trees.  He took time out to go research what it was and found my bible stuck up in a tree and my laptop bag and other paperwork scattered on the ground. He gathered it all up found my information and gave me a call, took time out of his evening to meet me after work and get me my stuff. This in my opinion is way above his job responsibilities and shows his commitment as a servant leader.

Please let the Commissioner know about this, I am OK with it being posted on a social media site.

Thanks again to Xxxx for his dedication to the residents of Montgomery County.

D. R.

“I truly appreciate both of these gentlemen.  One for taking the time to acknowledge the good that exists in this world and the other that did the right thing and made a decision to put the needs of others first.”  –  Commissioner Charlie Riley

Magnolia HIgh School FFA presented a report on Genome Editing

GOOD NEWS: In response to the volume of voters participating in early voting, Commissioner Charlie Riley arranged to increase the number of voting machines at the Magnolia Event Center. Thank you to Montgomery County Elections Administrator, Suzie Harvey and her staff, for facilitating this quick response. The number of voting machines was increased to reduce the amount of time voters are waiting in line to cast their ballots.

The LOWER tax rate of .04312 for 2020 – 2021 was initiated by Commissioner Riley.

Commissioner Riley initiates the LOWER tax rate – September 8, 2020
GRAND PINES RD. June 2020
Minimum Standard Health Protocols – May 18, 2020
Checklist for Rodeo and Equestrian Events
https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Rodeo-Equestrian-Events.pdf