By Tony Farkas
GROVETON — Although not a brand Trinity County Commissioners are fond of, the county’s constables will be driving new vehicles.
At the county regular meeting on Dec. 28, the court approved the purchase of two 2022 Dodge vehicles at $33,289 apiece to replace vehicles for the county’s constables.
This comes after the purchase of two 2021 Dodge vehicles at $28,700 apiece, which was approved at a special meeting on Dec. 20.
The constables approached the county two weeks ago with a request for the purchases, as they said their current vehicles were at end-of-life, approaching 300,000 miles. Constable Mark Cole did not have a vehicle, and was using his personal vehicle for work and was being reimbursed for mileage.
The money used for the purchases in both instances came from the county’s CARES Act grant funds.
In other business, the county:
•received the certificate of training for the County Tax Assessor/Collector;
•approved budget amendments to provide funds for purchasing vehicles for constables; and
•approved the declaration of surplus items.