By Tony Farkas
GROVETON — The Trinity County Commissioners Court approved an upgrade to a camera in the County Tax Office but held off on bids to upgrade the Courthouse’s current camera system.
At its regular meeting on Dec. 27, the county gave its OK on a new dome camera for the hallway, since the current camera only faces the front of the building. County Tax Assessor/Collector Nancy Shanafelt said there is a lot of activity in the back of the building, which contains voting machines and money.
Cost of the camera is $866.91.
Relatedly, Sean Luce, head of the county’s IT department, said there are issues with the current system in that the cameras are 10 to 11 years old and are low resolution and have no audio.
Additionally, two cameras recently replaced by Vector Security were of poor quality, after taking two months to happen.
The court tabled the matter.
In other business, the court:
•approved personnel action forms;
•approved extended loan agreements with Cadence Bank/Bancorp South for Mack trucks, which can’t be replaced until December 2023; and
•approved a bid for chip seal on Lake L Drive and Creekside Subdivision for $188,496.