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Thorndale police chief change to ‘at will’ term

THORNDALE—The term of employment for Thorndale’s police chief has changed to an “at will” situation.

Meeting last Wednesday at City Hall, the Thorndale City Council approved an amendment re-structuring the police chief from a twoyear term to serving “at the will and pleasure of the city council.”

Council members also entered into a contract with Cavallo-GLO, through the Texas General Land Office, for a 48-month contract for electric services.

In other business, the council decided to prepare an ordinance implementing a techology-security firm for the municipal court, okayed procedures for the annual barbecue cookoff and approved tuition and expenses for three firefighters to attend the Texas A&M Fire School in July.

Water line flushing set Wednesday night

The monthly water line flushing in Rockdale was set for the night of Wednesday, May 15, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

Knauf said city crews will flush lines on both the east and west sides of town.

He reminded Rockdale residents to run their cold water taps upon arising the next morning until the stream runs clear to remove any sediment left in the lines from flushing.

TISD trustees approve lighting, HVAC project

THORNDALE—School trustees in the Thorndale ISD, approved a governmental lease-purchase agreement with Classic Bank to finance purchase of lighting and HVAC (heating-air conditioning) equipment.

Total purchase is $366,398.98 to be paid in seven annual payments of $52,342.71.

Trustees also approved a construction agreement with Way Companies/Performance Facility Services for the district’s ener- gy conservation plan, including HVAC replacement and a lighting retrofit.

May 30 deadline for RISD pupil transfers

Parents of students transferring into the Rockdale ISD from other districts are reminded that May 30 is the deadline to apply for student transfers in the 2013-14 term, according to Dr. Howell Wright, superintendent.

There is no transfer fee, he said.

Transfer forms may be completed by contacting Donna Melcher at the superintendent’s office, 520 West Davilla, during regular office hours Monday through Friday.

Milano city council to consider ordinances

MILANO—City council members in Milano will consider adopting several new ordinances during their regular meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the town’s civic center.

The possible new ordinance subjects set to be discussed are: sex offender, sex offender regulations, sex offender residency restrictions, curfew, burn ban, dog, trash and junk on property, nuisance health and safety regulations, security fee, technology fee and municipal court fee.

Members are also set to make amendments to current dangerous building and reserve officer ordinances.

Council members will also discuss and take action on requests from three residents to move mobile homes within the city limits.

Surplus food giveaway Thursday at KC Hall

The monthly free surplus food giveaway for Rockdale is set for 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot.

Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson, said distribution relies heavily on volunteer help and volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated.

“Also, plastic grocery sacks are needed to sack groceries,” she said.

Distributions are held the third Thursday of each month. There are no requirements to receive the surplus food.

For information call Sifuentes at 446-6575.

Budget look ahead for AD board members

CAMERON—Milam Appraisal District (AD) directors will receive Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw’s 2014 budget during a 12:15 p.m. Thursday meeting in the district office, 120-B North Houston in Cameron.

Directors will also set a public hearing on the 2014 proposed budget.

Moraw will also report on litigation and give a mid-session update on the Texas Legislature.

Council to canvass returns on Friday

Rockdale City Council members will canvass election returns during a special session at 1 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

Rockdale held its city election on Saturday and listed unofficial returns. Those will become official after the canvass and approval by the council.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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