County handles grant-related business
By Tony Farkas
GROVETON — Trinity County Commissioners Court members took steps to combat a growing stray animal problem at its regular meeting on Feb. 14.
County Judge Danny Martin said the commission gave its blessing for a new animal control position, to be administered by the jail staff. He also said that $61,000 has been allocated for the position to be paid over the course of two years.
Additionally, the county will begin upgrading shelter facilities, as $6,000 of American Recovery Plan Act grant funds have been set aside.
Martin said he intends to reinstitute vouchers for spaying/neutering in Groveton as well as Trinity.
“I’m glad to get something for animals,” he said. “We’ve got quite a big stray animal problem in the county.”
In a separate matter, the county approved an application for a grant for rifle-resistant body armor, which is reportedly stronger than standard armor.
Martin said that since weapons and ammunition have become stronger, Sheriff’s deputies need additional protection.
In other business, the county:
•approved renewal of the tracking system used for the Affordable Care Act;
•approved surplus and salvage items;
•set a trash cleanup day for March 14; and
•discussed outgoing elected official auditors, which Martin said will be done sometime in March.
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