Southmayd's new water tank under construction

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

SOUTHMAYD, Tex. - For a year and a half, something has been off kilter in the city of Southmayd. Back in 2006, city officials noticed the water storage tank had started leaning.

Since then, city officials have been trying to figure out how to fix it. Now, thanks to a recent $117,000 emergency grant from the state, Southmayd has the funds to build a brand new water tank.

Residents will only have to pay $13,000 toward the project. Construction has already started, and a new foundation is in place.

Southmayd mayor Daniel Pepe says, “We were able to get a grant so that way we have a new tank in place before a complete failure and we don't anticipate any interruption in service or anything."

Pepe says the new tank should be complete by the end of June.


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  • by Pam Location: Southmayd on Apr 17, 2008 at 08:34 AM
    Yea, it's me, I figured you had missed me. I am sure the voter's of Southmayd will not re-elect him and perhaps a better city government will help the city problems. I don't need a better job to pay my taxes but I would however like that if your promised city services, those promises be kept. The tax increase should be paying for those services to be provided. Police patrol was another promise, still don't have that either, have to rely on the county and in an emergency,people don't have that kind of time.
  • by Kristi Location: southamyd on Apr 17, 2008 at 07:13 AM
    Oh dear god not you again!! I think it would be great if sherman came in and took over! It gets rid of a worthless mayor and his clan! He has destroyed this city when he accepted the mayor's position. I guarantee you he will not be mayor next go around! No one in southmayd likes him! Get a better job and you will be able to pay the tax increase!! Come on Sherman and take over this poor city!
  • by Pam Location: Southmayd on Apr 16, 2008 at 09:55 AM
    Being annexed by the City of Sherman will end up causing more problems than it will cure. People that live not for from me where annexed in 3 yrs ago and promised water,sewer, police patrol...all they have gotten so far is higher taxes. Just something to consider before wanting Sherman to take over...
  • by Kristi Location: southmayd on Apr 14, 2008 at 11:55 AM
    I agree that sherman should just come in and take over! It would get rid of the worthless mayor we have!
  • by Resident Location: Southmayd on Apr 14, 2008 at 10:30 AM
    I am not sure who is to blame for the sad state of affairs in Southmayd but it is pathetic. We just got a letter in the mail from the city asking for a suggested monthly donation of $15 to support the police department. With the high gas prices, would this even be enough in a few months? And then what would their solution be? I wish Sherman would just annex Southmayd like they did with some of the land here for the 289 extension. City of Sherman residents may have to pay more in taxes and whatnot but they have all of their stuff together too.
  • by Female Location: southmayd on Apr 13, 2008 at 09:46 PM
    I am glad I live in an area that southmayd does not control my water!
  • by resident Location: southmayd on Apr 13, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    Female: You are absolutley right.
  • by Female Location: Southmayd on Apr 11, 2008 at 10:07 PM
    Get ready southmayd the rates are going to go up now! Dont get me wrong I am glad we are getting one but this is Pepe's way of hitting the city with more fees. He will find a way to raise your water bill.
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