I know it seems as though I always open talking about the weather. Well, when it has been one of the wettest Septembers on record, it is hard not to talk about. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about what is happening in Trinity County…
FY2019 Trinity County Budget Adopted… Another County Budget process has come and gone. I am happy to report that I was able to put together a budget with assistance from the county auditor that does not raise your Trinity County tax rate. The budget increase from last years to this year’s budget is 3.4%. With that small increase and streamlining some things within the budget the Commissioner’s Court was able to give a 3% raise to county employees.
911 Addressing… I have talked about this before but I feel it needs to be mentioned again. The 911 Coordinator, Jolynn Wars and Commissioner Rich Chamberlin have brought it to my attention that there are still several homes that do not have addresses clearly posted. I want to stress that in the event of an emergency a clear and visible address is a must. If first responders cannot find your home they cannot be of any help to you. If anyone has questions about posting an address on your home please call my office and we can get you all the information you need.
Trinity Community Fair… I hope everyone enjoyed the fair in Trinity this past weekend. I know Cathey and I did. It is great to visit with folks and talk to the young people about their livestock projects. It is always a fun time that brings the community together. The parade was a great time as well. It is neat in the fact that Trinity County has two livestock show events during the year. If you missed the Community Fair in Trinity then plan on attending the County Fair at the “Y” in March. Both of them are packed full of fun and excitement.
I leave you with a quote from Henry Ford, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
Until next time God bless,
Trinity County Judge