For many Block House Creek homeowners, especially newcomers, which sections of Block House Creek fall under the jurisdiction of the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs) of the Municipal Utility District (MUD) and which fall under the CCRs of Block House Creek Owners Association (BHC OA) are confusing. Provided for you below is a visual representation that your Association hopes will map things out.
Important for residents to understand is that we are all a part of the Municipal Utility District (MUD), which consists of 2,188 properties in the Block House subdivision. It is MUD that provides our water and not only created our amenities but continuously manages all of the amenities available to us in Block House Creek. Whether a street is shown in yellow as part of BHC OA or in white as part of MUD, we are one community. The entire MUD is within the Cedar Park extra-territorial jurisdiction.
So exactly what is a MUD? A Municipal Utility District (MUD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas authorized by the Texas Water Code to provide services within its’ boundaries. Services can include water, garbage and recycling pickup, deed restriction enforcement, operation of pools and parks, and recreational opportunities. A tax assessment funds these services to maintain high quality. MUDs have greater flexibility than a city because residents have a more narrowly defined sense of neighborhood and more interest in their community.
The primary difference between the areas defined as BHC OA and MUD rests in Deed Restrictions, which were written and put in place years ago by a variety of builders. For the MUD section, there were a number of builders involved—Barker Custom Homes, Buffington Homes, Continental Homes of Austin, David Konrad Homes, Hampton Homes, and Westwood Homes. For the Association’s section, there was only one, D. R. Horton. In Block House Creek, 1,228 of the homes are in the BHC OA, which has authority for enforcement of its’ own set of deed restrictions and architectural control standards. The remaining 960 homes fall under the Deed Restrictions applicable to MUD, which has authority for enforcement of its’ own sets of deed restrictions. Both the BHC OA and MUD have independent Boards of Directors that diligently and cooperatively strive to enhance quality of life for all who reside in Block House Creek.