County Commissioners Courtroom Receives Makeover at No Cost to Taxpayers

Several months ago the County Commissioner’s Courtroom located within the centuries old Kaufman County Annex Building received a much needed makeover and fortunately the taxpayers Kaufman County did not have to absorb the cost.

Apparently after an elderly citizen accidentally drove through the glass paned outer wall of the courtroom, the driver’s insurance company paid for the courtroom to be both enlarged and beautifully remodeled.

The once small, cramped area of the building which houses the commissioner’s courtroom has been enlarged by the intake of some of the buildings back parking lot spaces.

The commissioner’s bench and audience seating areas have been redesigned to better accommodate speakers addressing the court, as well as to provide more audience seating.

The courtroom has been equipped the security and recording camera’s, and several large screen monitors have been conveniently mounted on the the walls to provide the audience with the meeting agenda and presentation information.

The Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court will experience a “changing of the guard” on January 1, 2019 at 10 a.m., when retiring County Judge Bruce Wood officially retires and is replaced by County Judge-elect Hal Richards.

The voters have elected or re-elected the following Kaufman County Officials who will also be sworn in on January 1, 2019 at the Kaufman County Courthouse.

Judge Casey Blair, 86th District Court

Erleigh Wiley, District Attorney

Judge Tracy Booker Gray, County Court at Law

Judge Bobby Rich, County Court at Law #2

Rhonda Hughey, District Clerk

Laura Hughes, County Clerk

Chuck Mohnkern, County Treasurer

Mike Hunt, Commissioner Pct. 1

Greg Sjerven, County Surveyor

Judge Mary Bardin, Justice of the Peace Pct. 1

Skeet Phillips, Commissioner Pct. 2

Judge Amy Tarno, Justice of the Peace Pct. 2

Judge Mike Smith, Justice of the Peace Pct. 3

Ken Cates, Commissioner Pct. 4

Judge Johnny Adams, Justice of the Peace Pct. 4

 

The meetings of the Kaufman County Commissioners Court are held every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. and are freely opened to the public.

Citizens unable to attend these meetings are encouraged to watch the business of the Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court at https://www.kaufmancounty.net/county-clerk/about/commissioners-court-agendas-minutes-and-videos/

 

Listen in on the below video of the November 21, 2018 Commissioners Court meeting, and hear the county purchasing agent describe the new fleet of trucks being purchased for the County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Written by: Denise Bell

 

 

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