County takes small steps on jail issue
By Tony Farkas
GROVETON — The Trinity County Commissioners Court last week heard presentations regarding design and construction of a possible new county jail.
Two firms that primarily work on county jail construction — Burns Architecture and Southwest Architects — spoke at length at the March 8 meeting about each firms past accomplishments and what each firm would do for the county should it decide to build a jail.
County Judge Doug Page said that two additional firms will give presentations at the March 22 meeting.
Cost for the services are expected to run around $40,000 for concept and planning.
The county will take no action until after all presentations have been given.
In other business, the county:
•approved a work-based learning agreement with Texas WorkForce Solutions, which will give the county part-time help for its offices and commissioners at no charge;
•approved repair on the generator for the main Courthouse;
•approved canvass of votes, and briefly discussed upgrading equipment;
•set April 12 as a public hearing at 4/12 for nuisance property in several county subdivisions;
•tabled a discussion about America Rescue Plan Act funds;
•approved a pauper funeral payment for Roger Pollard; and
•approved a renewal with the Affordable Care Act reporting and tracking service.
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