County eyes road bond election
CAMERON— County Judge Dave Barkemeyer has started the ball rolling toward a possible bond election this November with funds dedicated to road improvements.
Barkemeyer said during Monday’s commissioners court that details have not yet been worked out and that balloting is envisioned at this fall “off year” general election which at present would contain only Texas Constitution amendments.
County Clerk Barbara Vansa said commissioner will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday (April 30) in the courthouse to discuss the proposal and are expected to take up a formal proposal during their regular session May 13.
Elections were a main topic of discussion Monday. Commissioner also took steps to make consolidation of Milam “off year” elections from 11 polling places into four a permanent situation.
“We do this every time but each time the Department of Justice has to re-approve the sites as new locations,” Vansa said. “We’re hoping to get permanent approval for the consolidations.”
Also, the county is taking steps toward instituting Saturday early voting days for elections after Richard Stone, Milam Democratic Party chair, has announced his intention to petition for such a change.
“It’s not an option,” Vansa said. “If one of the parties submits a petition of registered voters for Saturday early voting we have to institute it.
Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Buckholts for road work.