Commissioner Charlie Riley

“Serving the members of our beautiful community is an honor.   I’ve been lucky to call Montgomery County home for fifty 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.”

In the 50 years that Commissioner Charlie Riley has called Montgomery County home, he has worked to build the legacy of Precinct 2 with conservative ideals that promote the family values that are critical for a promising future. His strong and stable leadership focuses on developing an infrastructure that will allow for smart mobility options for commuters and provide easier navigation throughout Precinct 2 and Montgomery County.  Besides roads and bridges, the Commissioner is responsible for recycling facilities, county parks, county sports complexes, and county community buildings.  He is one of five who make up the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, responsible for approving the county’s budget as well as planning for future growth and challenges.

Commissioner Riley was the Operations Manager for Precinct 2 for 13 years prior to being elected Commissioner in 2014.  Discussing current and future goals with local neighborhood associations, combined with active listening and working together, Commissioner Riley endeavors to make Montgomery County Precinct 2 an even more desirable place to live, work and play.  He realizes his obligation is to serve the past, present and the future. 

Don’t panic!  Your taxes have not gone up.

At this point, the Montgomery County Appraisal District (MCAD) has appraised the values of properties in Montgomery County including yours.  The next step is for the County Commissioners to set a tax rate based on the current and future needs of the county.  It is at that point, that you will know, whether your taxes will have increased, decreased, or stayed the same as it has in the last three years. 

To learn more:

041222 EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY PROPERTY TAX FORUM AND WORKSHOP  –  Montgomery County Police Reporter

Texas Association of Counties ~ Texas Counties Deliver ~ What’s in my property tax bill?

1st Qtr Work Orders 2022

Precinct 2 received a generous donation of land, 391 acres. The property will be developed into a sports park that will also house a community and nature center.

Montgomery County and received a donation of 391 acres from the Johnson Development Co. and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley plans to enhance the land into a sports park with a nature center and community center. 

The park will maintain most of its natural features while the improvements will provide an outlet for the area. 

“We are going to make it a top notch destination for folks in Precinct 2,” Riley said. “It’s been a challenge to get all this done but it will be well worth it and a real asset for Montgomery County.”  “We have been working on this and we finally got it all hammered out and the paperwork is ready to sign,” Riley said. 

Working on the realization of the donation, came to fruition by way of the generosity of Virgil Yoakum, vice president and general manager for Johnson Development. 

“I look forward to future generations enjoying all the amenities that are in the plans to be built,” Yoakum said. “We’ve seen the concept plans and we believe that everyone in our region will benefit. There is a need for these amenities and facilities.”

The location of the park will be off of Fishcreek Thoroughfare near the Woodforest community. 

Challenged Beyond the Routine.

Last year the Precinct 2 crews were challenged beyond the routine work orders. Working nights, holidays and weekends. In the rain, incredible freezing temperatures, extreme heat conditions, facing surprise circumstances and more. They are on duty to keep the roads clear and safe to travel when weather or public safety concerns become an issue. Night or day emergencies happen. Experience matters.

DOING MORE THAN THE ROUTINE

Montgomery County Toll Road – SH 249

named

2021 PROJECT OF THE YEAR

By the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter

SH 249 Montgomery County Toll Road Recap

SH 249 has been collectively recognized with other team members who each contributed their effort to provide a road that offers greater mobility for all commuters.  The users can choose to drive on the widened free frontage roads or gain access onto SH 249.  The Montgomery County Toll Road portion is approximately 3.4 miles each way. 

This project greatly contributed to relieving the pass through traffic in the Magnolia area.  Approximately 70% of the transactions on the MCTR portion of SH 249 are from outside the county.

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 and maintenance.
  • 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.