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Gause roads again topic for commissioners

CAMERON—Milam County commissioners’ first meeting of 2010 Monday looked a lot like the last meeting of 2009.

Several southest Milam area residents complained to commissioners about the condition of unpaved roads in southeast Milam County, terming them “hazardous, unsafe and often impassable.”

On Dec. 28, in a packed commissioners courtroom, Gause area residents complained about road maintenance and one presented a letter asking for the resignation of Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Jaecks.

Jaecks said he would “continue to do the best I can with the materials I’ve got to work with.”

‘Jagged rocks’

Bill and Kitty Wisener told the court “jagged rocks” on County Roads 342 and 346 cause flat tire problems and are “dangerous.”

They also proposed opening CR 342 to US 79 and paving county roads.

Al Atkins also discussed maintenance and “lack of improvements” on CR 342.

Xavier Bethune proposed a solution. He suggested the county contract with area resident Donny Telg to offer on-site training to equipment operators and transportation maintenance personnel.

Bethune said Telg “has more then 27 years experience teaching this process, along with the many other aspects of road building and maintenance at Texas A&M” and “has offered to provide the service at a cost well below (that) normally associated...”

Commissioners took no action.

Investment policy

Commissioners appointed Jaecks, County Auditor Jeanie Hrozek and County Treasurer Danica Lara to the Investment Policy Committee.

Commissioners also approved the county’s records technology fee.


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