CITY OF MALAKOFF
The siren is designed to alert citizens, to an eminent threat in the community. When sounded, citizens should seek shelter immediately in a stable structure. Once secure, citizens should listen to a radio and/or television for emergency warning details and further instructions.
While tornado warnings are the most common cause for siren activation, the sirens should not be considered to be "tornado sirens." They are intended as an "all-hazards" alerting system and may be activated for any type of emergency situation. The sounding of the sirens does not necessarily mean that a tornado warning has been issued. In fact, it means only that an emergency event has occurred or is about to occur and you may need to take action to protect yourself. If you hear a siren, you should immediately seek additional information through local radio and television stations. In all cases, the siren warning signal is a three minute steady blast. Sirens will be activated for: • A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service • Tornado or funnel cloud reported by a reliable source • Sustained winds in excess of 60 mph • Reports of hail larger than one inch • Chemical spill emergency • State or national emergency declared by the governor or president • Other emergencies as appropriate The most important thing to know about these sirens is that they are designed to alert individuals.
There will be a test of the siren monthly. It will be the second Monday of each month at noon. It will last ten seconds to ensure its operability.
TESTING SIREN – MARCH 10TH
12 noon – ONLY A TEST
A MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY
Welcome to the City of Malakoff GOING BEYOND EXPECTATIONS
Come along with us as we step out into the new era of technology. We trust that this website will enlighten you to the facets of all the works of the city. So, sit back and relax – read through the sections and discover the wealth of information available to you.
Most people would agree that Malakoff has a small town charm that enjoys all
the essentials of a large town. Our community is friendly, laid back, and
everybody knows everybody. With its commitment to wholesome outdoor activities;
community parks, 1000 acre lake at the south end of the town is Cedar Creek Lake.
Our school system is a Recognized District by the State of Texas for its Excellence.
Malakoff is a small town packed with antique dealers and has become known as the Best Bargain Shopping in Antiques in the state! It is the function of the City to provide the vital day to day services to its citizens, such as sanitation, water, sewer, streets, parks, library,building inspections, animal control, police and fire plus support functions to these services as well as planning and management.
The City of Malakoff (incorporated in 1948) is a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Texas, operating as a Type A General Law City. The City Council is composed of the Mayor and five Council members and is the Legislative and policy making branch of the City government. The City Council appoints the City Administrator, who is accountable for the overall operation and management of the City.
The City of Malakoff is located in Henderson County and is located approximately 73 miles Southeast of Dallas, 28 miles east of Corsicana and 42 miles west of Tyler. It is best known as the Gateway to Cedar Creek Lake. Malakoff is located just 3 miles from Cedar Creek Lake and is west of Athens on Texas highway 31.
The population of Malakoff was 2,257 during the 2000 census. The Community is named after a Russian fort of Malakoff (Malakov kurgan), which played a pivotal role during the siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War.
The community was formerly known as “Caney Creek” and “Mitchum Chapel”. An application for a named post office in 1854 under “Purdam” or “Mitcham” resulted in the current name, due to the other names being already in use.
Monday - Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed 12 Noon - 1:00 PM for Lunch
Malakoff officer bonds out of Weatherford jail after indictment By Russell Slaton The News Correspondent Malakoff Police officer Ernest Fierro bonded out of the Parker County jail in Weatherford Thursday evening, after turning himself in on capias warrants issued after indictments in Corsicana Wednesday alleging aggravated assault with a deadly ... (more)
City of Malakoff Administrative Offices 109 Melton St. Malakoff, TX 75148 Tel: (903) 489-0699 Fax: (903) 489-2517
The purpose of the government of the City of Malakoff is to provide responsible leadership and the services and infrastructure necessary for a safe environment and high quality of life for our citizens