ESD 1 board applicants sought by PCCC

Posted Wednesday, May. 22, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Parker County’s Commissioners Court is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Emergency Service District (ESD) 1 Board within Parker County.

ESD 1 covers the Springtown, LaJunta, Silver Creek, Peaster and the Aledo Fire Districts.

Any person interested who qualifies can submit a resume and brief cover letter explaining why they have interest in serving to Joel Kertok, Parker County Judge Project Coordinator at

Deadline for resume submission is noon on Fri., May 31, and the court is expected to make the appointments at a June meeting.

"This seat has been held open as we waited to see the results of the recent ESD 1 election that took in the Aledo VFD area," County Judge Mark Riley said. "We anticipate receiving numerous applications from qualified individuals who will represent the best interest of the citizens."

All who are at least 18, eligible to vote and live or own land within the boundaries of the ESD, are eligible to be a member of the Board of Commissioners.

ESD’s have five-person boards which are appointed by Commissioners Court. Board Commissioners are appointed to staggered terms.

Commissioners Court will consider relevant factors in determining the individuals to appoint as Emergency Services Board members.

The board of an ESD sets the tax rate and budget to fund the district.

In addition, the power and duties of the board include:

• Holding regular monthly meetings and other meetings as necessary;

• Keeping minutes and records of its acts and proceedings;

• Filing reports as required by the state fire marshal, the commissioner of health and other authorized persons;

• Filing a written report not later than February 1 of each year with the Commissioners Court regarding the district's administration for the preceding calendar year and the district's financial condition and;

• Administering the district in accordance with chapter 776 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

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