EMCID Awards $46,500 in Grants
The Board of Directors presented checks June 20 to five non-profit organizations and two police departments for community development grants totaling $46,500. The grants were approved at the Board’s regular meeting in May. Grants are funded twice a year to governmental entities, non-profit corporations and other organizations for projects that improve the quality of life for residents in East Montgomery County. Mini grants are available for up to $5,000 and require no match from the organization. Regular grants are available for up to $30,000. Non-profit applicants of this type of grant must have at least 33 percent matching funds for their projects; taxing entities must have at least 50 percent of matching funds.
EMCID to Host 2nd Annual Free Community Shred Event
The East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) will host Shred It EMC, a free document shredding event, on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the EMCID Complex parking lot, located at 21575 U.S. Highway 59 North in New Caney. Shredding is a quick and convenient way to dispose of sensitive information in a manner that provides added security against identity theft — and it’s great for the environment. All shredded documents are recycled.
Twelve Honored as Officers of the Year
The East Montgomery County Improvement District recognized 12 local Officers of the Year at its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner held Monday, February 27 at the EMCID Complex in New Caney. The 13th annual event honored officers who were selected by their superiors from the local school districts and college, city police departments, the Constable’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. EMCID President and CEO Frank McCrady and Brenda Webb, Chairman of the Board, presented the officers with trophies and gift bags with items donated from local businesses.
Rock the Ranch Coming to EMC
Rock the Ranch Music Festival is ready to excite audiences in New Caney, Texas this May! Set to be an annual event hosted by the East Montgomery County Improvement District, the inaugural event will take place May 12 and 13 in the heart of the new Valley Ranch Town Center at the Grand Parkway and Interstate 69.
EMCID to Construct New Facility
EMCID's Board of Directors voted at its December meeting to proceed with plans to build a new, larger facility in the 240-acre mixed use development known as the Valley Ranch Town Center. The approximately 79,000 sq. ft. building would replace the existing 33,000 sq. ft. facility and would accommodate future growth and community needs. Details about the facility were made available in the District’s quarterly newsletter, The Insider, and at public events held in October and earlier this month.
EMCID Awards Fall Grants
EMCID's Board of Directors presented checks to 14 agencies and organizations for 17 community development grants totaling $171,007.73. The grants were approved at the Board’s regular meeting in November. Grants are funded twice a year to governmental entities, non-profit corporations and other organizations for projects that improve the quality of life for residents in East Montgomery County.
Shop 'Til Your Heart's Content
Shoplifters and other criminals are once again finding extra security in place in East Montgomery County this holiday shopping season. The East Montgomery County Improvement District and the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office teamed up for a fifth year for the Safe Shopper Program, in which EMCID provides $50,000 to cover the cost of additional patrols at high traffic shopping areas.
Board Approves $2.1 M for ESD 7
The Board of Directors of EMCID increased financial aid to the Montgomery County Emergency Services District #7 (MCESD #7), also known as the East Montgomery County Fire Department which serves New Caney and Splendora, to $2.1 million over the next seven years as part of an amended grant agreement.
Video Contest Winners
The East Montgomery County Improvement District announced the winners of the East Texas Fire & Ice Festival Video Contest at the Board of Directors regular meeting, held Thursday, February 25. Local high school and college students were asked to shoot and edit a one-minute video of the Fire & Ice Festival January 9 at Texan Drive Stadium, capturing the spirit of the festival.
Directors Make Turkey Donation
The Board of Directors of the East Montgomery County Improvement District spread a little Christmas cheer and dropped off 140 turkeys at the Mission Northeast Thursday, December 17 just in time for the non-profit organization's annual Christmas store, where it provided toys, gifts and holiday food to needy families.