Clock to be repaired
The commission members voted to extend the hours at the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month starting Aug. 6.
This will be on a trial basis. The offices that will be extended will include the Tax Office, Sheriff’s Office, Assessor’s Office, and the County Clerk’s Office.
Commission President John Stender gave an update on the clocktower. “The clock was sent away and is being worked on in Columbus, Ohio. It should be done some time soon. They have also put in two new four-foot long florescent lights in the tower,” he stated.
After the repairs on the clock are complete and it is reinstalled, the company will come back every year to make sure that it is working properly.
According to Stender, this will cost the County Commission $400 annually. “That is a very reasonable rate,” said Stender.
On other matters, Stender pointed out that there is no handicap accessible bathroom in the Courthouse anywhere. Stender stated that the bathroom downstairs is the only one that would convert into a handicap accessible bathroom.
“If we can make it a unisex bathroom with a lock on it, then it would be big enough for a wheelchair to have easy access to it,” he stated.
In other news, Tyler County Assessor Jack Hayes stated that the count for dog tags was up about 1,000 from last year’s report.
“I would like to increase awareness that if you have a dog, you need to come in and get your dog tags,” he stated.
The next meeting will be held on July 28 in the commission chambers.