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Attention: FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 (Flood Insurance Premiums)

April 20th, 2021|

Should you buy flood insurance or not if you live in Sienna, Sienna Point, or Southern Colony?  That is a question that each homeowner must ask themselves.  Whether you already have it or are considering it, there is something that you need to know.

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is coming out with a new method of rating the flood risk of a property.  Their original method was with a product called Flood Insurance Rate Maps.  This methodology has not changed in over 50 years, but the change is coming, and it will go into effect October 1, 2021.  This new method called Risk Rating 2.0 utilizes the latest technology available to assess the flood risk of a property.

With Risk Rating 2.0, FEMA estimates that 14% of Texas residents with an existing flood insurance policy will see an immediate decrease in their flood insurance premium; 79% of Texas residents with an existing flood insurance policy will see an immediate increase in their flood insurance premium that could range from $0 to $10 per month; 3% of Texas residents with an existing flood insurance policy will see an immediate increase in their flood insurance premium of $10 to $20 per month; and 4% of Texas residents with an existing flood insurance policy will see an immediate increase in their flood insurance premium greater than $20 per month.

We do not yet know how Risk Rating 2.0 will impact flood insurance prices in Sienna LID.  We do not know which category of premium change will include us.  However, if you already have flood insurance, you are grandfathered into how fast your flood insurance premium can increase.  It is federally mandated that a flood insurance premium cannot increase by more than 18% per year.  Therefore, we encourage you to get flood insurance. Just contact your home insurance provider.  Since a flood insurance policy takes 30 days to go into effect, you must purchase your policy by September 1, 2021, for your policy to become effective prior to the effective date of Risk Rating 2.0.

Additional information regarding Risk Rating 2.0 can be found at Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action | FEMA.gov

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

August 14th, 2020|

The Sienna Plantation Levee Improvement District of Fort Bend County, Texas will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2020 on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:30 a.m., by teleconference at +1 210-728-6937, Conference ID: 680 122 324# or videoconference using Microsoft Teams.

Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)

Teleconference: +1 210-728-6937, Conference ID: 680 122 324#

Videoconference

District Name Change

July 13th, 2020|

On July 1, 2020, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution asking the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to approve a name change to “Sienna Parks & Levee Improvement District.”  A copy of the resolution is here.  State law prohibits the District from changing its name without approval of the TCEQ.  The formal approval process is expected to take 3-6 months.  The District will continue to use the “SPLID” acronym.

The name change reflects that parks and recreation are now a significant part of the District’s services.  The name change is also consistent with the rebranding effort started by the developers in May 2019.   Developer signage throughout the community is expected to be replaced over the next 6 months and many of the other public entities that serve the community are changing their names as well.

Board member Gregg Yarborough noted, “In Sienna we take great pride in acknowledgement of the socially conscious views of society at large. Therefore, our name change should reflect our inclusive population throughout our community.”

Upcoming Meetings

Board Special Meeting September 2, 2020 10:30 AM

Board Meeting January 6, 2021 11:30 AM

Parks Meeting January 27, 2021 11:30 AM