By Tony Farkas
GROVETON — The Trinity County Commissioners Court approved extending an open burning ban for the county at its regular meeting on Oct. 11.
The move extended at 7-day ban put in place on Oct. 4 after County Judge Doug Page declared a disaster, since the county has not had rain in some time.
Commissioner Neal Smith said it would be wise to extend it, even though chances for rain have increased.
In support of the move, Page said at the meeting that it seems the county is drier now that during the small drought in the summer months.
In other business, the county:
•approved personnel action forms;
•approved budget amendments regarding replacing funds used for the purchase of a van for the Sheriff’s Department with funds from the recent firearms auction, and for the savings involved in the purchase of culverts;
•approved joining Choice Partners National Purchasing Cooperative;
•gave annual approval to the indigent defense formula grant program;
•approved the allocation of $60,000 from Texas Comptroller Unclaimed Property Capital Credits Funds; and
•reappointed Page as the county’s representative to Burke’s Center’s Board of Trustees.