By Tony Farkas
GROVETON —For having no time lost for safety reasons in 2022, Trinity County received an award from the Texas Association of Counties.
The award was presented to the Trinity County Commissioners Court at its regular meeting on March 14.
The award states the county committed to safety practices that reduced worker’s compensation costs, saving tax dollars.
In other business, the county:
•approved a bid of $98,736 from Waters Construction for chip seal work in the Creekside subdivision, but tabled a second bid for work on Lake L Drive. Commissioner Mike Loftin said the road was too sandy, and the specs of the bid needed to be altered;
•tabled a pauper funeral request to gain more information;
•appointed County Judge Danny Martin as the authorized official for the county on block grants;
•approved the addition of Netta and Foley streets to the 911 addressing map;
•approved a new contract with Local Government Solutions for software for the Justice of the Peace offices. JP Mary Wallace said the current software, Intech, is “awful” and there is trouble getting tech support. The cost for the new software will be $2,030 per month;
•approved the purchase of new shelving for the District Clerk’s Office at a cost of $21,805; and
•approved an agreement between Loftin and property owners to use private property to address drainage issues on county roads.