Issues

List of Major Issues in Granite Shoals Texas

"These are the issues I will elaborate on during the campaign."  Published by Michael Steenbergen on  February 10, 2017

  1. Streets and Paving Roads

    1. 7 Million Dollar Road Project
    2. Side Streets
  2. Water lines and Water Supply

    1. Failing infrastructure
    2. Expansion
    3. Testing
    4. Sources and water rights
  3. Drainage and Sewage

    1. In conjunction with street work
    2. Must eventually bear cost of sewer
  4. Code and Code Enforcement

    1. Legalistic and over reaching
    2. Based off "anonymous" complaints allows bullying and discrimination
    3. Stifling growth
  5. Deer Population

    1. Feeding ban unnecessary
    2. Acceptable population for semi rural community by lake
    3. Look to co-op deer fencing for East side of City
  6. Parks

    1. No selling of park lands
    2. Provide proper upkeep and maintenance
  7. Airport

    1. Flight enthusiasts
    2. Emergency preparedness
    3. Drone Air freight
  8. Energy Supply

    1. City Hall Electric Consumption
    2. PEC the Electric Provider and Buy back Solar Program
    3. 5 Acre 1 Megawatt Solar Farm Costs 3 million
    4. Twelve year plan
      1. Requires 50 to 75 acres
      2. Scalable to 10 to 15 Megawatt
    5. USDA Loan and Debt Service Capability of Project
    6. Significant DOE and USDA Grant programs
  9. Citizen Respect and Involvement

    1. More open communication
      1. 2016 Grant-Bond fiasco was discovered in December
      2. Citizens find out late January and February
    2. Respect citizen input
      1. City threat to shred petition
      2. Mayor and Council abuse of citizen speakers
  10. Funding Research Group

    1. Study Federal and State grants
    2. Study Federal and State Loan Programs
    3. Study bond issuance and debt carry capabilities
  11. Business Development

    1. Develop business outreach program
    2. Seek anchor tenant for strip center
    3. Possible location West of Valero on FM 1431
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