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Knowledge and experience combined creates a dynamic team of
leaders. Putting the safety of all others first, this team leads from the
front with straight forward representation for all projects. Their
determination to help and represent this area is evident through commitment and
diligence by way of the community connections that are made during multiple
weekly meetings and events. Together, they support the supervisors and
their crews who fulfill the daily jobs of developing and maintaining the Precinct
This skilled team of Supervisors meet the jobs head on with perseverance and integrity. They manage dedicated crews who are focused on taking care of Precinct 2 in all types of weather and conditions. Guiding the work crews safely is their number one focus. The crews are working on over 800 miles of county roads and road side ditches by mowing, trimming, removing debris, digging ditches, culverts, filling potholes, patching roadways, sign maintenance, vehicle maintenance and more.
Over 20 years of experience, approximately 4000 hours of
training and a family history of law enforcement personnel, Deputy Michael
Silvio supports this office with dedication and integrity. He accompanies the Commissioner and staff at
meetings as a law enforcement liaison.
His expertise makes him extremely valuable in regards to traffic
enforcement, commercial vehicle enforcement, nuisance abatement and
environmental investigations. Deputy
Silvio currently holds a TCOLE (Texas Commission On Law Enforcement) license as
a Master Peace Officer. He also is a
licensed basic/intermediate/advanced police instructor and firearms instructor.
She’s a hometown lady that is a resource of information for
everything relating to this office. Her family history goes back several
generations for Montgomery County and parts of Harris County. She can
connect most everyone within six degrees to any other person in the area.
Having this type of background and her thorough expertise of most all things
relating to the Montgomery County government makes her instrumental in the
success of assisting the public and helping to coordinate the teams with
current requests or work orders.
The board of commissioners is the oldest form of county government in America and is still very common.
The county commissioner is responsible for roads and bridges within their precinct and makes policy-making budget decisions. Four commissioners, elected from a quarter of the county’s population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioner’s court.
A county commissioner in Texas has the following duties:
As member of the commissioners court, exercises broad policy-making authority
Represents one of four precincts within the county
Typically responsible for building and maintaining county roads and bridges within the precinct
The commissioners’ court conducts the general business of the county and consists of the county judge and four commissioners.
Adopts the county’s budget and tax rate
Approves all budgeted purchases of the county
Fills vacancies in elective and appointive offices
Sets all salaries and benefits
Has exclusive authority to authorize contracts
Provides and maintains all county buildings and facilities
Texas Association of Counties
Legal Source: Local Government Code Sec. 81.0025, Section (e).
The Commissioner’s office is responsible for the county roads and easements in Precinct 2.
If you have questions or concerns, contact the office. 281-259-6492
Service requests, that fall is within our jurisdiction and responsibilities, will have a Work Order issued. Exact addresses/locations are needed for crews to locate the areas that need work to be performed.
Culverts ** (see below)
Road Maintenance & Hazards
**Culverts – A Supervisor will do an onsite evaluation and contact the property owner with the list of the material amounts needed, including what size of pipe is necessary to perform the job. Property owner MUST acquire and have ON SITE the recommended materials BEFORE calling the office to say the job is ready to proceed.
If you don’t see what you are looking for, call and we’ll try to help you find a solution to your inquiry.
Working to increase mobility and safety for drivers in Precinct 2.
SH 242 Gets Much Needed Relief as Commissioner Charlie Riley and State Rep. Steve Toth Bring TxDOT to the Table
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 November 2019
Conroe, TX –
Friday afternoon, County Commissioner Charlie Riley (R-Magnolia) and State
Representative Steve Toth (R-Conroe) announced improvements to traffic flow on
State Highway 242. The elected officials detailed plans to add turn lanes at
the intersection with Gosling Rd., protect the turn onto the southbound I-45
feeder and extend the third lane on the northbound I-45 access road all the way
from Tamina Rd. to SH 242.
“For over 2 years,
I’ve been working with TX DOT, St. Luke’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital and TX
Chil- dren’s Hospital to improve the intersection of SH 242 and I-45,” said
Commissioner Riley. “Some improve- ments have already been completed at the
intersection by restriping and adding turn lanes. TX DOT has agreed to open the
restricted lanes from Tamina to SH 242 to include three continuous northbound
lanes. This change will help to safely expedite traffic through the area while
offering relief from congestion at peak traffic
CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital contributed to the plan for
improving the SH 242 and I-45 intersec-
tion. The hospital’s president, Jim Parisi, agreed to close St. Luke’s
northern driveway on the I-45 southbound
“Our patients, visitors and staff at CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands
definitely feel the pain from the 242 corri-
dor’s congestion,” said Mr. Parisi. “As we discussed potential
solutions with TxDOT and Representative
Toth’s office, we felt that closing one of our entrances would achieve the
intended traffic improvements. We saw it as a win-win, as our patients and
visitors will continue to be able to access our accredited Comprehen- sive Stroke Center and other
patient care services from the I-45 feeder.”
“We had a good meeting with St. Luke’s,” said Rep. Toth. “We asked them to
close the driveway to the hospi- tal that is closest to the intersection of 242
and I-45. They are great partners in South County and jumped at the opportunity
to help traffic flow.”
To protect drivers
turning from SH 242 onto the southbound I-45 feeder, TxDOT will install a short
stretch of candlestick barriers along the access road’s right lane.
Commissioner Riley and Rep. Toth have seen these “candlesticks” used
successfully at other intersections, such as Sawdust/Rayford and I-45, to
increase traffic flow by facilitating lane changes further down the road. TxDOT
estimated closing the hospital’s driveway and installing the candlestick
barriers could be completed in one month.
President and CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, commented,
“Mobility and Flood Management are critical issues for our community,
businesses, and economic development and we ap- preciate Rep. Toth’s leadership
on this issue. We look forward to continued progress on the I-45/242 intersec-
tion to relieve traffic congestion in the area.”
Charlie Riley has lived in and served Montgomery County for most of his life.
He has faithful- ly represented Precinct 2 in preparation of the growth that
continues to rise up in one of the fastest growing communities of the Houston
Metropolitan Area. Planning for the infrastructure and mobility of every
citizen, law enforcement professional and emergency response authorities who
need safe and efficient transits to reach their destinations.
serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee and is one of the
strongest voices fighting for less government spending. He also serves on the
Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee, as well as
subcommittees. Representative Toth is consistently ranked as one of the most
conservative Republi- can legislators in the Capitol. Toth resides in
Montgomery County with his wife Babette. He is a Realtor, small business owner,
father of three, grandfather of two, an ordained minister and served as
chairman of the board for Mighty Oaks.
Gwen Hruska Park is located on Brandon Road in the unincorporated area of River Plantation three miles south of Conroe on Interstate 45. The park includes 5,022 linear feet of concrete trails funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant Assistant Program.The park consists of 12 acres of land acquired through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) buyout properties and land donations after the 1994 flood disaster.
The River Plantation Community Improvement Association (R.P.C.I.A.) manages and maintains the park and its trails.
For information concerning the park contact R.P.C.I.A.
Lake Creek Preserve is a part of a meandering tributary of the San Jacinto River. This nature preserve offers visitors access to protected bottom land & wetland habitats. It is located north of The Woodlands and south of the Woodforest development.