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Redistricting meeting set for Rockdale


Proposed Milam County redistricting map will place much more of southeast Rockdale in Precinct 4, leave most of western Rockdale unchanged from current map. Proposed Milam County redistricting map will place much more of southeast Rockdale in Precinct 4, leave most of western Rockdale unchanged from current map. Rockdale residents can get a look at proposed new commissioner precincts at 6 p.m. Monday at the One-Stop Center when the county holds a public hearing.

Commissioners approved the Rockdale hearing, and a similar one Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Milam County Courthouse, during their regular meeting on Monday.

County Judge Dave Barkemeyer had requested that some of the more blatant “across the street” commissioner precinct lines in Rockdale and Cameron be resolved and the proposed maps do some of that.

In Rockdale, residents on both sides of Skyles and Cady will now be in the same precinct (No. 3).

Precinct 3 expands slightly to the north and west to include more of Linwood Acres and Westwood.

But the big change in Rockdale is the expansion of Precinct 4 to take in most of the city’s southeastern quadrant.

In fact almost everything west of Pear and south of the highway is now in Precinct 4.

Rockdale is still split between three precincts. Precinct 2 dips into northeast Rockdale as far south as Belton Avenue.

BELTON— Commissioners okayed an inter-local agreement between Precinct 2 and the City of Rockdale for maintenance on the unpaved portion of Texas which runs from the Belton Avenue intersection north and out of the city limits.

That’s the street which serves Rising Star Baptist Church.

MILANO SHELTER—Commissioners designated representatives for implementation of the disaster shelter in Milano.

The shelter. which will also be used by Milano VFD, is being funded through a $250,000 state grant.

Named as designation form signatories were Barkemeyer, County Auditor Danica Lara, County Treasurer Linda Acosta and Susan Reinders, emergency management coordinator.


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