Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

April 29, 2013

Letter to the Editor

Letters to residents, town council


Cynthia Harrison

An open letter to the Annetta town council members.

In concern of recent actions, or lack thereof, I would like to state my thoughts. With the exception of Mayor Bruce Pinckard and Councilman Chuck Sheridan, the council has repeatedly denied residents of Deer Creek a legal representation about the operations of the water and sewer system Annetta owns.  After a very long-standing legal battle with Willow Park on the management of, (or lack thereof), the water system we use; we were extremely pleased Annetta rescued the plight of our water with the purchase of the water system.  Our water conditions have vastly improved to which we are very grateful. We thought we finally had a partner to work with.  We now realize our plight is only profitable numbers to your revenue bottom line. We were hoping for more.  Our concerns are for the future of our families’ well being, our property values and the continuation of sustaining and growing the success to the water/sewer system thus far.

We will continue to request the right to speak, to be heard, and to vote for decisions about a life necessity, our water.  Current council members are not on the water system.

There is a fine line of running your own company versus running a town.  The people of the town are the decision makers and your boss.  Your job is to listen and uphold the wishes of the majority.  Churches and companies promote growth to survive and thrive. They plan, and adjust to the growing pains that come with that as the path to the future unfolds.  Deer Creek residents are respectful of your desire to keep your community private and small.  We do not wish to exploit that. However, Annetta owns the water/sewer company that we are dependent on.

By requesting annexation, thus giving us the right to vote, we are only requesting the opportunity to work with you, united, toward a common goal. Instead, we are treated as your opposition and burden. The revenue Annetta gains from our water bills would hopefully be an incentive to allow us a legal voice you continue to deny us.  This is not a one group wins, one groups loses situation. Either we will all lose or we will all win. We are all a part of this community in Parker county and Aledo. You were voted into office by a democratic society to represent democracy and yet you deny this process.

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.

Cynthia Harrison

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