Several years ago the city leadershipp and the city counsel tried to enforce a number of ordinances that were on record. However, those in charge had the windows broken out of their business and their dogs poisoned. Not to mention a derogatory letter "that mysteriously" ended up in the bundles of the Quanah Tribune Chief. The letters were not published as letters to the editor, they were malicious hand written letter that had been photocopied and then inserted among the newspaper bundles. As people would purchase the paper these letters would fall out. Of course no one took responsibility of it and there was no further investigation into this. I wish the farm animals in the city limits ordinance could be enforced but when that was approached in the past the director of the Meals on Wheels was telling the elderly clients that this would prohibit them from keeping their chickens etc. At that time, no one had mentioned eliminating the chickens, they just did not want cattle, horses, goats, hogs, and sheep in the city for a prolonged periood of time. I do not have a problem with students keeping their "show" animals in town as they are usually present for a short amount of time and not a large quanity of animals in a small pen. As for the trucks, they do cause wear and tear on the streets but so do the constant water leaks that are never fixed properly. There are a couple of places on Cain Street that are constantly under repair. The alleys between west third street and west fourth street are constantly dug up. So I have to say the large trucks are not entirely to blame.
There are a number of city ordinances that need to be enforced if we are to have a viable town in the future and even begin to hope to attract new residents and businesses. It is a difficult and thankless task but one that is necessary. We can all help by trying to be positive and help people understand why it is important.