Proposal for Boundary Expansion and Board Representation
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
Introduction – Bell County Water Control & Improvement District #1 (the District) was proposed by Roy J. Smith and other Killeen businessmen as a vehicle to provide utility services to Fort Hood and the surrounding civilian communities. The Texas Legislature passed House Bill 632 in 1955 to create the District. Before the District was created, Fort Hood received water through a 24 inch pipeline from the Lampasas River near the current Lake Stillhouse Hollow. The initial district boundary was the Killeen City Limits of 1952. Legislation was later passed to increase the district boundary to the 1985 City Limits of Killeen.
Background – During the recent 2018 Board election, questions were raised regarding the existing boundary and why it was not expanded to include the current Killeen City Limits. After researching the issue, it was determined that no proposals had been presented to the State Legislature requesting boundary expansion. The Board decided that if the boundary was to be expanded, it would make sense to include all entities served. Click here to read more.
MEMBER ENTITY SUPPORT RESOLUTIONS
Click Here for a list of member entities whose Council or Board has passed a resolution supporting the District's proposal to expand its boundary and allow member entities to appoint its Board representative.