LET THERE BE LIGHT! Montrose bridge lights return with support from leaders and community (ABC 13)

By | January 28, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you’re driving down the Southwest Freeway in Montrose, you may notice something a little different. The bridge lights are back on after days of darkness.

The lights were turned off on Jan. 19 because the Montrose Management District could not pay the utility bill while under a temporary court order, city officials said.

Read more at ABC 13 Eyewitness News

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.