Selkirk Maintenance Section I, II, & Addition A, Inc.

Selkirk Maintenance Section I, II and Addition A

The Selkirk Maintenance Section I, II, and Addition A will hold a public meeting at the Selkirk Island Volunteer Fire station, 1203 County Road 243, Bay City, Texas on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2 pm. All owners invited. The purpose of the meeting is to:

Quarterly business meeting.


OCTOBER 8, 2017

  1. Call to Order with a quorum and Sign in.
  2.  Approve minutes from July meeting.
  3. Review and approve the treasurers report
  4. Unfinished business a. Lien Notices b. follow up on Boat Ramp Committee for requested electronic key pad c. Follow up on legal fees.
  5. New Business a. Will each member serve on Board again for next year?
  6. Executive session if needed

Ann Schoenewolf, Sec. of BOD

Selkirk Water Supply Meeting Notice



Notice of Meeting

Selkirk Water Supply Corporation

September 8th, 2017


The Board of Directors of Selkirk Water Supply Corporation, a non-profit corporation organized under Texas Water Code Chapter 67, located in the community of Selkirk Island in Matagorda County, Texas herby gives notice in accordance with the Texas Government Code, section 551 et seq, that the board meeting is to be held at the Selkirk Island Volunteer Fire Station, 1203 County Road 243, Bay City, Texas Friday, September 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  The purpose of the meeting:


  1. Meeting called to order by President Harley Aaron; Quorum present
  2. Visitors introduced-
  3. Approve July 14th, 2017 minutes
  4.  WATER system status from hurricane
  5. Board position on storm related billing issues.
  6. Potential TCEQ violation since last meeting
  7. water operator contract status ( current and future)
  8. Round Table Topics
  9.   Executive meeting-If needed
  10. Announcements: Next SWSC meeting Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 6 pm
  11. Future Agenda items if any
  12. Adjournment




John Dixon

Secretary/Treasurer SWSC (979)-491-7115

Selkirk Trash pick up on Wednesday Sept. 6th and Keep Boiling Water

Boil Water Notice still in effect!

Mosquito spraying is being done.


September 5, 2017


 WCA Residential Customers:

“Limited household waste” pick-up on Wednesday for customers that are serviced on Wednesday.

Residents MUST follow the following steps to have trash picked-up:

  1.  Only household waste will be picked up.
  • Household waste MUST be in containers, bags or WCA provided carts.
  1. There is a limit of 4 bags only.  ONLY 4 BAGS will be picked up per house.
  • Or, (1) Customer owned container
  • Or, (1) WCA provided cart
  1. Trash must be placed at the street BUT not on the street.
  1.  Do not put out trash until Wednesday morning.  Trash must be out by 7:00 am.
  2.  If you have yard waste currently bagged at the street, you don’t need to move; however, it will not be picked up.  Please make sure it is NOT placed in the street.  This is a limited service only. Our goal is to pick up the waste safely and as much as possible. We will resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Recycling will resume on September 11, 2017.



Attn: Selkirk Property Owners

Boil Notice still in EFFECT! SWSC will post notice by this site and post on the sign at the entrance of subdivision. If you have questions call. (Numbers posted on Selkirk Water tab)


Matagorda County EOC Briefing

9 AM Sept 3rd, 2017

At 8:50 am the current level of the Colorado River is 35.3 feet. I have been looking forward to this day that I could announce the river has finally stopped climbing.

The Emergency Operation Center continues to operate for the citizens of Matagorda County.

We are moving the focus from the crisis to recovery.

We have friends and family that have suffered loses and hardship, we have a lot of work ahead.

As Church services resume today, keep them in your prayers, and we can thank God that we were spared from the predicted disaster.

Late last night our last group of individuals returned home.  They were so happy to be back home, one gentlemen got on his knees and rubbed the grass and celebrated that it was “his grass.”

We still have a few people that needed medical care and will return when they have been cleared to travel.

I understand getting gas for your vehicles is hit and miss in town, we are getting deliveries but not on a regular basis. Keep checking with the stores and share the word with your friends.  Please conserve fuel so our first responders can continue to serve and protect.

We continue to receive information from the County ISD’s…..

Bay City ISD School teachers and staff reports to work on September 5th and students return on September 6th.  Van Vleck reports the same schedule.

Palacios wants both teachers and students to report on Tuesday September 5th.

Check with Matagorda ISD and Tidehaven ISD for the latest information, they are still accessing the campus conditions.

Communicate with the school ISD’s the way you would for a bad weather day.

Our MEHOP clinic is open today. The hours are 8 AM to 5 PM

The Matagorda Regional Medical Center is open but the cafeteria remains closed to the public.

Other businesses are open or in the process of opening.

Please drive careful, we have large trucks and convoys moving products and equipment through Matagorda County.

Please be mindful of pets loose in the County.

Animal rescue and reunification efforts continue and are located at the Matagorda County fairgrounds. To volunteer or provide pet food please contact Max Cruz at (979) 323-4593. If you have lost a pet please look on the

Matagorda Lost/Found Pets Hurricane Harvey

Facebook page.

We do have plenty of FEMA staff and inspectors in Matagorda County.

Please continue to be aware there are scam artists working this area.

One way to stay safe is to think about the scams as unsafe emails, we have been told not to open strange emails from someone we don’t know. The same for people coming to your door …… please be aware.

Consider using contractors and suppliers from Matagorda County they have been in business for years.

This way you know the work will be completed successfully.

If you have any questions consider calling one our local Chamber of Commerce’s

You can call the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture the number is 979-245-8333 or call the Palacios Chamber at 361-972-2615.

I visited with FEMA staff yesterday and we are working on getting a mobile van that will be able to move around the County to help everyone with you needs. We will make sure you know when and where, it will be located.

We want to make it as convenient as possible, please save your receipts and document your loses.

If you have questions call the FEMA Hotline at 1-800-621-3362.

As I said we are moving to recovery, continue to be careful and stay safe.

Remember the goal is the health and safety for every person.

Thank you




Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

 August 29, 2017

Due to reduced distribution system pressure the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Selkirk Water Supply Corp. (PWS # 1610027) -public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Harley Aaron President of SWSC at (979) 235-7023 Other Board of Directors: Lee Wikoff at (979) 479-2641; John Dixon at (979) 943-7114; Karen Crain at (979) 241-1297; Dennis Bilyeu at (281) 221-7391; Melvin Gavender at(979) 240-1693 0r Debbie Pilcik at (979) 877-8249.

***Please check your water cutoffs to  piers if located on the River. Many piers are destroyed and water is running. SWSC needs to flush the lines to sterilize and test but have many lines broken. If you need help with cut offs contact neighbors or Board. Boil water in effect until flushing and testing can be completed.***



Hurricane Harvey Update and River Stage

Bay City Tribune reports:

Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:27 pm | Updated: 11:55 pm, Sun Aug 27, 2017.

10 foot floods expected, evacuate by 1 p.m. today officials say Brenda Burr The Bay City Tribune | 0 comments

At approximately 10:30 last night, Sunday, August 27, 2017 County Judge, Nate McDonald, EOC Director, and Bay City Mayor Mark Bricker made a joint announcement.

“Today the Matagorda County Emergency Operations Center received a flood model from the Texas State Operations Center that projects severe flooding of every structure in Bay City with up to 10 feet of water in downtown. Western Gulf Rivers Forecast Center and the National Weather Service have confirmed the accuracy of this model,” the announcement said.

This flooding will close Highway 35 West and prevent the ability to evacuate after tomorrow, Monday August 28, 2017, approximately at 1:00 p.m. This means there will be absolutely no emergency response, including law enforcement, fire and EMS services, in all areas of the County. Basic services, such as food and water, will not be available. Mandatory Evacuations MUST be completed before this deadline.”

Judge McDonald stated, “We don’t take this measure lightly … please heed these directions.”

If you are needing more information call (979) 318-7206


River Rise:

Aug. 28 2017 at 12:15 pm 31.99 ft. Predicted to peak at 52.5 ft. on Aug. 31, 2017.

Flood stage is 44 ft.

Hurricane Harvey 8.25.2017 and Colorado River Rise

Mandatory evacuation for parts of Matagorda County

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:09 pm | Updated: 8:25 pm, Fri Aug 25, 2017.

Mandatory evacuation for parts of Matagorda County 1 comment

Statement from the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office:

“There will be a mandatory evacuation after 8am Friday morning for the areas south of FM521 and FM2611 in the Sargent area and for all areas south of FM 521 in Matagorda County and south of Business SH35 in Palacios to where Business 35 meets SH 35 west of Palacios. Please use your time wisely today and move what you can. All children under the age of 18 must be out of the mandatory evacuation area.” 

We will update this link as more information becomes available.


Colorado River Rise and Crest Information:


Scroll down to River Levels-Current Conditions and under the NWS column “Forecast”, the predictions are shown.  The predicted crest (49.9 ft) is  greater than May 2015  (39.1 ft) and April 2016 (42.7 ft).  The predicted crest for Wharton is historically high as well. Please take note of these predictions. Hopefully Selkirk can handle this predicted crest on Tues the 29th without harm to homes.

Selkirk Water Supply Corporation Regular Meeting



The Board of Directors of Selkirk Water Supply Corporation, a non-profit corporation organized under Texas Water Code Chapter 67, located in the community of Selkirk Island in Matagorda County, Texas herby gives notice in accordance with the Texas Government Code, section 551 et seq, that a special board meeting is to be held at the Selkirk Island Volunteer Fire Station, 1203 County Road 243, Bay City, Texas Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  The purpose of the meeting:

  1. Meeting called to order by President Harley Aaron; Quorum present; All sign in
  2. Visitors introduced
  3. Approve May 12th, 2017 minutes
  4. Prosperity Bank Balance
  5. CSIs – Harley
  6. Record Retention Schedule for Water Companies – Harley
  7. Discussion on SWSC policy regarding customer leaks – Harley
  8. Move SWSC filing cabinets from fire station to Conex Building-Karen/Barbara
  9. Status of Fire Station use and issues-if any
  10. Review findings of water operator committee
  11. Executive meeting-If needed
  12. Announcements: Next SWSC meeting Friday, Sept. 8,2017
  13. Future Agenda items if any
  14. Adjournment



John Dixon

Secretary/Treasurer SWSC (979)-863-7838