Fort Stockton: Running Low On Funds 10/28/13
October 28, 2013
Fort Stockton - The city of Fort Stockton’s infrastructure is falling apart – that’s according the city’s mayor. Not only has Fort Stockton run out of funds, but also a plan to keep the city running smoothly.
Pecos County has already had to help Fort Stockton out by taking over the EMS, fire department and municipal court. Now it’s the infrastructure that is being hit the hardest.
“We have needs that haven’t been addressed for about 15 years,” said Fort Stockton Mayor Bill Lannom
For months now the city has been banking on their water project to save the cities financial status. Unfortunately all that money and focus has been taken away from what holds the city together.
“We are just getting by. There’s no capital improvement program at all, its just pot hole to pot hole, water break to water break,” said Lannom.
Meaning, the city goes day-by-day fixing their problems rather than planning for the future. “There are a lot of streets that are just old, they don’t have gutters, they are just wearing away,” said Lannom.
Lannom says to go forward with the water well project, the city needs an additional three million dollars, all of which he says the city doesn’t have.