Cameron urgent care facility on hold for now
The possible urgent care facility coming to Cameron is now on hold after changes from the state on what date funds should be used by.
Milam County Judge Steve Young told commissioners during Monday’s meeting that the renovations and transformation of the old professional building on the former Cameron hospital grounds has been placed on hold.
Young said the move was made after learning the project could not be completed on time based on federal regulations for CARES Act grant funding. The county was going to use its grant funding to convert the building into an urgent care facility, along with funds from the City of Cameron and other entities.
Young said there is no way for the project to be completed before the end of the year.
Because they cannot finish the project in time, the county had to put the project on hold. It is unclear how the county will move forward with the project.
The funds from the CARES Act will be used to reimburse salaries for the sheriff’s department for the county, which is now allowed now under the rules from TDEM.
The City of Cameron also met in an emergency meeting on Monday night and approved using its portion of the CARES Act funds for salaries for the police department.
Milam County has partnered with Connected Nation Texas to bring high speed Internet to all parts of the county. Connected Nation Texas is a public/private partnership whose goal is to provide affordable broad ban accessibility and use across all of Texas.
Young asked that all residents go to https://www.myconnectedcommunity.org/milam-county/ and choose from one of the categories and complete the survey.
One may complete a survey for more than one category. For example, if you are a business owner, complete the business survey and the personal survey. Remember, this information will be critical to determining what is needed and how improvements will be funded.
Step two, will be to have a town hall meeting(s) with everyone who is interested in the project. That will take place in the near future with elected officials and community leaders. Again, the goal is to find out more about what is already available and what can be done.
If you are interested and would like to attend, email the judge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other business commissioners: learned free COVID-19 testing continues in the county and could possibly continue past the end of the year; heard an update on broadband issues in the county; approved an inmate housing contract to house excess inmates in Burleson County Jail; approved utility installations, subdivision variances, and a resolution providing a $500 reward for information regarding dumping of trash and tires.