Council Passes Resolution on Addressing Issue During Meeting

The Fulshear City Council met in regular session Tuesday, June 20 and approved a resolution officially designating a “preferred last line” for addresses falling within the City of Fulshear’s city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction. The Council also made board appointments to the economic development corporations, the planning and zoning commission, and the Historic Preservation and Museum Committee, and heard a presentation from Costello Engineering on a drainage master plan for the lower Bois D’Arc area.

City staff has been working with the Postal Service for over a year to modify Fulshear’s zip code boundaries to better resemble the City’s municipal boundaries. After exhausting all alternatives, the postal service offered the option to use the “preferred last line” for addresses in the 77441, 77494, 77406, 77471, and 77423 zip codes. Residents now living within the City of Fulshear or its ETJ within these zip codes can now use “Fulshear, Texas” in their address and mail will still be delivered. For example, residents along Bois D’Arc that use Richmond, Texas 77406 currently can now use Fulshear, Texas 77406 and their mail should still be delivered.

City Council also heard a presentation from Costello Engineering on a master drainage plan and presented alternate solutions to address flooding in the Lower Bois D’Arc area, focusing on Red Bird Lane on the west side and the Lea and Penn area on the east side. The alternatives presented by Costello to improve drainage in the Lea/Penn area included deepening of the existing outfall channel to Flewellen tributary; redirecting internal drainage south to existing Oxbow Lakes; and construct a new channel to Fulshear Creek. 

Proposed solutions to the flooding along Red Bird Lane included a cut off berm on Cottonwood Creek; raising Red Bird Lane above the Brazos 100-year flood plain; and constructing a new access road on high ground. The full presentation may be found beginning on page 121 of the document available here. The master drainage plan and alternative solutions will continue to be discussed during upcoming City Council strategic planning sessions.    

City Council also approved a memorandum of understanding with the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce for community event management.