The Woodlands has seen a historic mark in its history with the signing of a transition agreement by The Woodlands Associations and The Woodlands Township. This transition agreement will eventually lead to the consolidation of the governmental functions of the community and will make it one entity.

The signers of this transition agreement were The Woodlands Association President and The Woodlands Commercial Owners Association President Joel Deretchin, The Woodlands Township Chairman Nelda Blair, The Woodlands Community Service Corporation Chair and The Woodlands Fire Department President Bruce Tough, The Woodlands community Association President Jeff Long, and The Woodlands Recreation Center President Cheryl Crandall Tangen.

The Agreement will provide a consolidation of governmental services that will be provided to the residents of The Woodlands and convert them into a governmental organization. This agreement will make the transition services run smoothly from the Community Associations of The Woodlands to The Woodlands Township from now to 2012.

The Community Association assessments will be replaced with a Township property tax and supplemented by a sales tax that will lower fees paid for services by the residents of The Woodlands. Currently assessments are not tax deductible but after this, property tax will be tax deductible.

By approving the three propositions on November 6 of 2007, The Woodlands voters led this agreement to be made. These propositions were to expand the boundaries of the Town Center Improvement District, to change the Town Center Improvement District Board to a fully elected Board and forming The Woodlands Township, and authorizing levying of an ad valorem tax.

Since before 1999, leaders in The Woodlands have been trying to prevent annexation to another city and trying to stabilize into a single form of local governance.

The Woodlands Township will contribute a portion of the sales and use tax to an account for beneficial projects within the region.

The Woodlands Master Planned Community was founded in 1974 and has grown to a population of around 88,000 residents. The Woodlands could be incorporated as a city as early as 2014.

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