‘Lost’ Milam residents look for 9-1-1 map
CAMERON—A Milam County couple told commissioners Monday their residence is apparently not on the maps used for response by emergency personnel.
Joe and Karen Clark appeared before commissioners during a session in which the court was supposed to have considered appointing a new county treasurer.
That didn’t happen as a person on the verge of being nominated for the post by the County Executive Committee asked to be removed from consideration that morning.
Mrs. Clark said the family address, off FM 2095 in Precinct 2, has a private drive number which is apparently not labelled in the 911 system.
She said law enforcement personnel were apparently unable to locate the residence to take a theft report.
“The UPS service also originally could not find our house,” she said. “We now have a driver who is able to find us.”
“If we ever have a bona fide 911 call we’re sunk,” she said.
She asked how the public could access maps which are used for response by emergency personnel. “It seems to me if anyone has a 911 address it should be labeled (on the map),” Clark said.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Jaecks said 911 maps are prepared by Council of Government (COG) entities, not the county.
Jaecks said the COG attempts to keep information current but added “you can’t make a new map every time.”
“It’s a very dynamic situation,” County Judge Frank Summers said. “Addresses are changing all the time.”
Jaecks said a new county-wide map will be made after the redistricting which follows a census.
Law enforcement and emergency personnel are contacting the Clarks to be sure their address is known.
Richard Stone, Milam County Democratic Party chair, told commissioners the party’s executive committee thought it was ready to make a recommendation on a county treasurer appointment.
“This morning that person contacted me and withdrew her name,” Stone said.
The vacancy exists because treasurer Danica Lara was appointed to replace auditor Jeanie Hrozek who will retire March 31.
To facilitate an appointment of a treasurer by April 1, commissioners directed Stone and the executive committee to have a recommendation for presentation at a called commissioners court meeting at 10 a.m. March 31.
Insurance, sick leave
In other business Monday, commissioners:
• Appointed Count y Clerk Barbara Vansa, Commissioner George Tomek, Jolene Cahill and Wynema Adams as a committee to study, and recommend additions and changes, to the county’s sick leave policy.
• Accepted the resignation of Melissa Peck as Precinct 101 election judge.
• Named Summers, Vansa, District Clerk Cindy Fechner and Sheriff David Greene as a committee to study health insurance bids.
• Refunded $4,485.91 in overpaid taxes.