Waller annex between Brookshire and Katy set to finish in August

By R. Hans Miller | Times Senior Reporter
Posted 4/14/20

Waller County Construction Manager Danny Rothe said the county’s new $4.8 million Precinct 4 annex being constructed on Hwy. 90 between Brookshire and Katy is on schedule to open in late August …

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Waller annex between Brookshire and Katy set to finish in August

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Waller County Construction Manager Danny Rothe said the county’s new $4.8 million Precinct 4 annex being constructed on Hwy. 90 between Brookshire and Katy is on schedule to open in late August barring any unforeseen delays. The new facility will provide convenient services for residents of the southern portion of the county, he said.

“The Pct. 4 Annex will also be fully functional on its own with a generator, water well, and septic system.  The building will also serve as the County Southern Command for Emergency Management during any weather or disaster events,” Rothe said.

The 18,500-square-foot building is situated on seven and a half acres just west of the Woods Road on Old Hwy. 90.

Construction is under the Rothe’s supervision with the manager at risk being Collier Construction, based in Brenham. West Point Electric and Afton Plumbing are both installing utilities in the facility.

Once opened, the facility will house offices for Precinct 4 Commissioner Justin Beckendorf, precinct 4 justice of the peace, precinct 4 Constable and staff, a Waller County Sheriff’s Office annex, Waller County Tax Office annex, Waller County Clerk annex and offices for Department of Public Safety officers, Rothe said.

“The Precinct 4 Annex will also be fully functional on its own with a generator, water well, and septic system,” Rothe said. “The building will also serve as the County Southern Command for Emergency Management during any weather or disaster events.”

Rothe said the office has room to expand on the property beyond the initial estimate of 30 staff as the county’s population grows.

Funding for the project comes from the 2017 Waller County Facilities bond for the most part, but some additional funds were allocated to install additional features in the facility County Judge Trey Duhon said.

Having the facility is expected to make life more convenient for South Waller residents, Rothe said. Waller citizens will be able to pay their property taxes, deal with court cases, and get other assistance that they have had to go to Hempstead for in the past, he said.

“It’s over 30 miles from Brookshire to Hempstead, and there is a great need for a full-service county facility in the south part of the county,” Rothe said.

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