Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

April 29, 2013

Letter to the Editor

Letters to residents, town council

ANNETTA — An open letter to the residents of Annetta.

Some members on the current town council have clearly stated they do not want growth in Annetta.  Indeed, the town’s mission statement says, “The Town of Annetta seeks to create and maintain a small, vibrant community, with a high standard of living where open spaces and scenic views are valued and conserved.” Residents of Deer Creek respect this dedication to a way of life. We are not seeking to interfere with this elite community’s lifestyle. We value your scenic views and open spaces as much as you do. We drive the same roads.

The Town of Annetta owns and oversees the operation of the water and sewer system residents in Deer Creek depend on to sustain our homes and families.  Most Deer Creek homeowners are not in the town limits or ETJ of Annetta.

Therefore, we are not allowed to vote on any decisions made by the town concerning water system improvements, maintenance or compliances.

At the current time, all sitting council members have private wells. Deer Creek residents feel our voice and ideas about the water system would be an asset to Annetta as we are the primary users.

A petition with 500 signatures of Deer Creek residents was presented to the Annetta council, twice, requesting a public hearing, for discussion about annexation.

All Democratic and legal procedures were followed. The council refused and denied the request, twice, without explanation.  

These circumstances have encouraged me to write this appeal to the residents of Annetta.

Please be aware of what is happening in your community, how your council is representing you, and what personal agendas the people in office may have. Is the council voicing your opinions, or their own? Please be active in your city council. Please vote for open-minded, progressive candidates in the next election that uphold and respect American democracy. We do not wish to degrade your beautiful community, we only wish a voice to protect all our property values and sustain our families’ well being.  We feel this will continue the beauty of Annetta and contribute much needed revenue to the town.

Annetta residents, please be proactive, not inactive and with your privilege to vote:

Vote for Bruce Pinckard, Chuck Sheridan, George Ripley and Kent Stasey May 11.

First for Annetta and First four on the ballot. They respect the legal system and Democratic values of America.

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