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February 11, 2014

Commissioners court seeks ESD 1, 3 and 7 board applicants

Parker County’s Commissioners Court is seeking applicants from within the boundaries of emergency services districts 1, 3 and 7 to consider for vacancies on the entity’s boards.

Current ESD board members whose terms are expiring should also submit an email to esdresumes@gmail.com if they are seeking reappointment.

Any person interested and who qualifies can submit a resumé and brief cover letter explaining why they have interest in serving to Parker County Judge Mark Riley at esdresumes@gmail.com. Deadline for resumé submission is 5 p.m. on Feb. 14.

All who are at least 18, eligible to vote and live or own land within the boundaries of the ESD they are seeking are eligible to be a member of that ESD’s board of commissioners.

Commissioners court will consider relevant factors in determining the individuals to appoint or reappoint as emergency services board commissioners, including whether the individuals have knowledge that relates to fire prevention or emergency medical services and that is relevant to the common policies and practices of the board.

An ESD provides firefighting, fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, emergency medical transport services, and the necessary facilities for same, within the district in order to protect life and property and to conserve natural and human resources.

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 Feb. 1 of each year with the commissioners court regarding the district’s administration for the preceding calendar year and the district’s financial condition.

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

The board may require inspections to be made in the district relating to the causes and prevention of fires, medical emergencies, or other disasters affecting human life or property.

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