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First six selected for county road committee

CAMERON—The first six persons have been named to a county committee which is charged with providing input for the county’s huge network of rural roads.

Commissioners were asked to provide names of persons willing to serve on such a committee and the following were appointed Monday as commissioners gathered in the courthouse:

At large— Al Atkins, William Dark.

Precinct 1— Jack Cook, Randy Simcek.

Precinct 2— Edwin Maas Jr., Steve Urban.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Jaecks was absent from Monday’s meeting. He is expected to present committee nominees at a later date.

Burke Bauerschlag, Precinct 4 commissioner, said he had discussed the matter with several persons in his precinct but could find none interested in serving.

400 miles

County Judge Frank Summers said the committee will review options for improving and maintaining the county’s 400-mile network of unpaved, rural roads.

Several Gause-area residents made numerous appearances before commissioners to complain about road conditions.

At Monday’s meeting v isitor Darrell Lister discussed roads and Cecil Pittman discussed County Road 250.

Family Protection Fee Commissioners okayed $2,084 in Family Protection Fee funds for the Milam County Child Protective Services Board and Rainbow Room.

The fee is generated by a $15 charge assessed when a divorce case is filed in district court.

In other business, commissioners:

• Renewed the county’s group health insurance plan with Scott & White Health. Employees will have three plans from which to choose.

• Designated April 27 as Conservation Day in Milam County.

• Accepted the resignation of Mona Simecek, early voting ballot clerk.

• Proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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