Let’s face it – it’s just not fair to leave to the County Health Department, such a huge responsibility as ensuring rural septic systems are tuned up and operating efficiently.
We all know how lax federal and state environmental quality control measures are.
My, aren’t we fortunate to have our very own Commissioners Court to take over CONTROL of our lives where state and federal bureaucrats leave off.
After all – our County Judge probably had hundreds, if not thousands of complaints about incompetent private citizens who were not properly maintaining their septic systems – so many it was impossible for the County Health Department to take appropriate action when violations occurred.
What’s that you say? There was only one – maybe two complaints in the last twenty plus years? Naw, there must’a been more than that.
I bet there were a whole bunch of property owners that were complained about.
Just like all those property owners who were recklessly discharging firearms in the County. What’s that you say – that senseless gun ban resulted because only ONE person was ACCUSED, not ARRESTED, not CHARGED, and not CONVICTED of ANY crime!
How many aerobic septic systems do you suppose there will be in Parker County within 20 years. Let’s just use a conservative estimate of 2,500. If each of those 2,500 property owners are forced to pay an annual $250 “maintenance fee” (another name for TAX), we’re talking about a serious sum of money – $625,000.00! Heck that’s enough money to hire a couple of deputies for the PPO.
My neighbor’s cow broke through my fence the other day. Will somebody talk to Commissioners Court about establishing a County Fence Law that requires property owners to pay an annual “maintenance fee” to the County. Then we can hire a County Fence Patrol Officer.