By Tony Farkas
GROVETON — An office swap proposal for officials of Trinity County met with some opposition Friday, but ultimately was approved by the Trinity County Commissioners Court.
County Clerk Shasta Bergman and her team, as well as the voluminous records the office is required to keep, will be moved to an office in the annex across the street, one currently occupied by Elections Administrator Priscilla Rasbeary and 911 Addressing Coordinator Jolynn Wars.
Elections and 911 Addressing will in turn be placed in the office on the second floor of the courthouse, currently occupied by the County Clerk.
The reason for the moves is the files and record books the Clerk is required by law to keep, namely dealing with real estate, are heavy and causing weight stress on the courthouse’s second floor.
The offices in the annex are on the ground floor.
The motion passed, with Commissioner Tommy Park voting against it.
In other business, the county:
- Appointed Lawrence Adamick as Precinct 1 Constable, replacing Jeremy Alexander, who resigned during a previous court meeting citing pay;
- proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month;
- proclaimed October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month;
- gave annual approval to the county’s investment policy;
- approved budget amendments that will finalize spending for the previous fiscal year;
- approved the sale of a 2021 Mack truck through the company’s buy-back provision for Precinct 1, and early buy-back of a 2022 Mack truck for Precinct 4;
- approved bids on tax resale properties;
- approved leasing three vehicles for Sheriff’s Office; and
- hired Southern Style Home Investors to replace flooring at the Groveton Community Center.