Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

May 6, 2013

Town Of Annetta candidate Q & A

ANNETTA — Here is a look at the candidates seeking Place 3 or Place 5 on the Annetta Town Council. In Place 3 incumbent Chuck Sheridan faces challenger Joann Jessup. Mike Brasovan and Kent Stasey are running for Place 5, currently held by Farrar Patterson, who did not refile.

Position: Annetta Town Council, Place 3

Name: Chuck Sheridan

Age: 66

Occupation: senior vice president, mortgage lending, Omni American Bank

Family: wife Laurie, 24 years; two sons (Dayton and Brendan) both graduates of Aledo ISD and both currently enrolled in college

How long resided in city: 24 years in the same home, which was annexed into Annetta city limits two years ago

Community involvement: member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church; Board of Realtors; Mortgage Bankers Association

What are the three most important issues the city is facing? How do you plan to address those?

First, the water system is a critical issue to the citizens of Annetta and the customers of our

water system, many of whom do not currently reside inside the city limits of Annetta. The

engineers hired by the city told us that we needed three wells in order to bring the water

system into maximum efficiency. One well has been drilled and is now operational. We need to work with all concerned to find suitable site locations for the remaining two wells and complete that process. We also need to work together to develop a plan to insure that maintenance and repairs on the system are up to date.I believe that the appointment of the Water Advisory Committee was one of the best things the Annetta City Council has ever done. The members of the advisory committee studied the issues facing the city and provided sound advice that has helped the mayor and council move forward. At this time, I do not think the city is ready to take over the day-to-day operation of the water system from Hudson Oaks. As noted in the Water Advisory Committee’s report, and backed up with financial data they provided, Annetta simply cannot operate the system as well or as cost efficiently at the present time as Hudson Oaks is doing. We are still in the learning phase. While we someday hope to take over the operation of our water system, now is not the time. Second, the proposed annexation of approximately 450 homes into the town of Annetta is an issue that must be appropriately dealt with by the council. I am in favor of the annexation of area residents serviced by the city’s water system. When new residents are brought into the city, the city will be able to collect franchise fees paid by the utility companies those families use.I have estimated that this will increase the revenue earned for the Town of Annetta by approximately 100 percent over what is currently being paid to our town by utility companies. This additional revenue will enable Annetta to pay for much needed road repair and establish an annual road maintenance plan. In addition to increased revenue, this will enable more citizens to have input into city government and an opportunity to serve our community. This would hopefully result in better representation of the entire community.

Road repair and maintenance is also an issue that is extremely important to our entire community. When our roads are in disrepair, as they are now, accidents are more likely and our vehicles are subject to costly damage. This is not good for anyone. The Town of Annetta has very limited funds to repair roads. In fact, it was only two years ago that the council established a form process to budget for road repairs. One benefit of the annexation of additional homes on the water system would be increased revenue from franchise fees, some of which could be designated for road repairs. We must fix the roads that are currently in need of repair and develop an annual road maintenance plan so that work is done before the roads get in such bad shape. Like most things in life, maintaining a road is much more cost effective than repairing it after problems develop.

1
2 3 4 5 6 7
Text Only
Aledo ExtrA
  • EXTENSION NEWS: Take a mind vacation

    For many of us, every day has some sort of stress associated with it. Whether it is something at home or at work, it seems like there are a million things stressing us out and making us feel overwhelmed.

    April 20, 2014

  • VETERANS’ CORNER: Veterans’ needs the target of recent discussions

    Ministers responsible for Veterans Affairs and officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States completed a series of meetings April 8-11 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., discussing the latest research, best practices and various areas of collaboration to address the growing needs of veterans.

    April 20, 2014

  • 0420 loc PCMG rusty blackhaw viburnum 026.jpg ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Blooming natives add color to Texas landscapes

    Here are this week’s gardening questions and answers, provided by Parker County Master Gardeners. To submit a question, send it to pcmgaquestions@gmail.com. For more information about Parker County Master Gardeners, or to become a member, call 817-598-6096 or visit www.pcmg-texas.org.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taste of Parker County logo.jpg Canyon West to host Taste of Parker County

    Prepare your taste buds, because the sixth annual Taste of Parker County is just a few short weeks away, and this year’s event has moved to a larger location to accommodate even more great eats and treats.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Grand jury indictments for April returned

    A Parker County grand jury on Thursday indicted a man accused of breaking into his neighbor’s home and threatening him with a BB gun before engaging in a brief standoff with deputies.

    April 19, 2014

  • IMG_7134.JPG Despite cold, peach crops looking rosy

    Parker County peach growers won’t know for sure for a few more days, but as of Wednesday, one day after April temperatures plummeted into the low 30s, they’re predicting a good, even rosy, peach harvest for this year’s Parker County Peach Festival.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aledo ISD "Shattered Dreams" and parent workshop

    Aledo ISD high school students will get a taste of what it’s like to be in a car accident with fatalities Thursday, April 17th, and Friday, April 18th, as they participate in “Shattered Dreams,” a program designed to save lives. A parent workshop about the topics addressed in the program will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

    April 16, 2014

  • Hitting the trail for MS

    STEPHENVILLE – The Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride is a fun-filled event dedicated to raising funds that support national research into the cause and cure for Multiple Sclerosis as well as provide programs to more than 9,000 people in the Lone Star Chapter area whose lives are touched by MS.

    April 16, 2014

  • Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck

    A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.

    April 15, 2014

  • hiebert_kim.jpg Aledo City Council Place 4 candidates for May 10 election

    Early voting for the May 10 general election begins April 28. Following is some information gathered from the candidates for the Place 4 Aledo City Council seat. Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall is running for re-election unopposed.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest