I am not a politician and I am willing to take a stand on an issue that is critically important to current and potential citizens of our town. My stance is based on sound data that is already available to the mayor and the town or anyone willing to put in the work. It’s the Right Thing to Do.
Name: Mike Brasovan
Occupation: energy/utility consultant
Family: Married to Karen Brasovan for 19 years. Two kids, ages 16 and 17.
How long resided in city: 1.5 years in Annetta, eight years in Annetta North.
What are the three most important issues the city is facing? How do you plan to address those?
1. Annexation request: Bringing 590 houses into the city would roughly double Annetta’s population. I was one of the few citizens that spoke during the December meeting about this, and was generally supportive of the request. However, I also encouraged the council to take its time to make sure it was done right and would be a good thing for the city. The city, as of late March, still didn’t have the data necessary to determine if the annexation would be good or bad financially for Annetta. We need that information before a decision can be made.
2. Water system improvements: Upgrades need to be made to the system and the city has borrowed the money to accomplish this, but well sites haven’t been identified for both ends of the system and tank locations are needed on the north end. I recently located an old contract between the water system and Split Rail developers that should have put the north side improvements in place at no cost to the water system. This same agreement gives free water to the golf course. It is my hope that an amicable solution can be put in place between the contract’s parties, saving the water system at least some of the $200,000 to $300,000 needed for north side improvements and hopefully move the projects forward quickly.