Meet the Team – View & Listen

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Team Precinct 2

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 2 community. 

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. 

Questions for Precinct 2

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This beautiful piece of artwork is on loan from the Office of the Commissioner.
It is currently on display at the West Montgomery County Development Center in Magnolia.
The artist’s name is Jesus Ureno.

What Does The County Commissioner Do?

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

Commissioners Court

The commissioners’ court conducts the general business of the county and consists of the county judge and four commissioners.

The court:

  • 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).

How Can We Help You?

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
  • Debris
  • Tree Removal
  • Dead Animals
  • Ditches
  • Sign Maintenance
  • Mosquito Spraying

**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.

Road Projects and Road Bonds

Working to increase mobility and safety for drivers in Precinct 2.

County Commissioner
Charlie Riley, Pct. 2
State Representative
Steve Toth, HD 15

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 periods.”

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

access road.

“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.

J.J. Hollie, 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.”

Commissioner 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.

Steve Toth 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

multiple 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.

For inquiries, please contact:

Trent Williams, (254) 935-0387;

 Trent.williams@house.texas.gov.

Road Projects –
Completed

McCaleb Road – north view
Wright Road Bridge – replacement

Road Projects –
In Progress

The future SH 249 @ Spring Creek
The future SH 249 @ Decker Prairie & Hardin Store Rd
The future SH 249 @ Woodtrace
The future SH 249 @ FM 149
The future SH 249 crossing FM 1488
SH 249 between FM 1488 & FM 1486
The future SH 249 crossing FM 1488
Grand Pines
  • Grand Pines Road building new road (Old Nichols Sawmill Road to the Sanders Cemetery Rd). Clearance from the Corps of Engineers has been given. Construction has begun.
Keenan Cut-Off Rd. – Phase 2 Funded 2015 Road Bond
Railroad travels under overpass (Red Section)

Road Bonds

Intersection improvements  –  (waiting on permits from TX DOT)

  • 242 @ Gosling
  • 242 @ Greenbridge
  • 1488 @ Kuykendahl

 

Horse Arena

To access the Horse Arena Calendar:

1 . Use a desktop computer or a tablet.

2. Click on “Horse Arena Calendar” below.

Horse Arena Calendar

3. Find the drop down menu labeled “Master” on the top right side of the calendar.

4. Click on “Master” and choose “comm2“.

5. Look to see if the date(s) you are searching for will be available.

6. Then, call the offices at 281-259-6492.

Daily Events

Monday – Wednesday – Judging Events.
Lights on from dusk till 10PM

Tuesday & Thursday – Speed Events.
Lights on from dusk till 10PM

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY – Open to public unless reserved. For availability check the Horse Arena calendar. (above)

If further assistance is needed, contact the Commissioner’s Office. 281-259-6492.

Horse Arena map

Community Parks

Gwen Hruska Park

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.

Unity Park

Unity Park is a 30-acre combination municipal park and wildlife preserve. It is host to a pavilion, a skate park, tennis courts, playground, trails and picnics.

Lake Creek Preserve

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.