County to mull process for POSGCD directors

CAMERON—Milam County commissioners will meet in special session at 10 a.m. Friday in the county courthouse to discuss their process for making appointments to the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District board of directors.

Since its inception 10 years ago, both Milam and Burleson County commissioners have each appointed five members to the panel.

Tourism Committee eyes concerts, cookoff

Possible actions concerning two September concerts and an upcoming barbecue cookoff are on the agenda for Rockdale’s Tourism Committee, when it meets at 10 a.m. Friday at City Hall.

Agenda items include reviews, and possible action on, last week’s John Corbett Concert at Fair Park and the upcoming Reckless Kelly concert Sept. 28.

Other agenda item is discussion of future tourism activities, including the Go Texan Barbecue Cookoff.

‘Family Matters’ will resume Oct. 2 at church

“Bullying” will be the topic when the Family Matters series resumes Wednesday, Oct. 2, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, according to Raymon Puente, spokesman.

Allen Sanders, Rockdale ISD Community Relations Director, will make the presentation and the community is invited to attend, Sanders said.

A light supper will be provided at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:25 to 7:30.

Thorndale city holds budget public hearing

THORNDALE— City council members in Thorndale held a public hearing concerning their 2013-14 budget last Wednesday at City Hall.

City Secretary Denise Melde said the budget is based on an 83.33-cent tax rate.

Major items in the budget include $40,000 for a new sewer plant rotor and $25,000 to replace a sewer line from First Street to Main.

The budget also includes a $12,500 payment on a new police car, $10,000 for three police department cameras, $15,000 to rebuild water plant filters, $7,000 toward building a new girls softball field and $1,000 for a new computer.

In other business, council members hired reserve officer Michael Moehling as a police officer and voted to draft an ordinance to set aside five percent of developable residential area of the city for HUD homes.

Voter ID topic for Milam Democrats on Sept. 28.

CAMERON— County Clerk Barbara Vansa will discuss the new voter ID law when Milam County Democrats and Milam Democratic Women meet at 10 a.m., Sept. 28 at the law office, 213 South Houston in Cameron.

She will also discuss how Milam elected officials will implement the new law.

Richard Stone, county Democratic chair, said the day and time of the Milam County Democrats regular monthly session has been changed to 10 a.m. each fourth Saturday.

For more information contact Stone at 512-760-5748 or Mary Ridgway, president of the women’s group at 512-773-1765.

Milano city council set to meet Monday

MILANO—City council members are set to discuss and take action on the 2014 city budget during their regular session set at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Milano Civic Center.

Other agenda items include beginning the annexation procedures for properties on the west side of town, hear final reading and take action on an ordinance establishing regulations to prevent sexually oriented businesses within the city limits and hear a report from substandard and dangerous building and structures committee chair Joe Beaty.

Also on the agenda is Milano police chief Colin Owen to discuss issues with TCOLE and TML risk pool vehicle insurances.

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