WOODVILLE – On Tuesday morning the Tyler County Commissioners Court approved the resignation of Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Jobe.
Jobe, who has served the county for seven years, said he had a “both enjoyable and educational” time spent in the position. County Judge Milton Powers presented Jobe with a plaque to commemorate his service as the county’s Emergency Management Coordinator.
Jobe will continue to serve in his elected position as Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace and told the commissioners and Judge Powers that he will be “only a phone call away,” in case his services are needed.
“I should’ve opposed it,” Powers joked about the motion to accept Jobe’s resignation but added that Jobe had a wonderful job opportunity offered to him, and that Trisher Ford, who retired from the Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace office is stepping in to fill the position until someone is hired.
Jobe’s last day with the county in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was Tuesday.
Judge Powers read a proclamation to recognize the day of Sept. 11 as Patriot Day in Tyler County. The proclamation made note of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on America, and how, subsequently, then President George W. Bush signed a resolution commemorating the day as a day of service and recognition, Patriot Day.
Powers then asked those in attendance at the meeting to bow their heads in a moment of silence and offered a prayer that noted the unity of Americans after the attacks. Next Monday will mark the 22nd anniversary of the attacks.
At Monday morning’s meeting, the Tyler County Commissioners Court approved the following items on its agenda:
• The reappointment of Sondra Williams to the Burke Center Board of Trustees as the Tyler County representative was approved. Judge Powers said Williams also represents Newton County on the Burke board, and that she is an outspoken advocate for the county’s needs.
• The purchase of agricultural supplies for the fairgrounds, including water tanks and hoses, for the EOC to be able to house evacuated animals at the fairgrounds in the event of an emergency.
• The purchase of HAM radio equipment for the EOC to utilize for emergency disaster relief was approved.