NO PAY RAISES
There was a buzz heading in the Tuesday, June 28, regular Liberty County Commissioners Court meeting, with a proposed increase in salaries and car allowance for commissioners on the agenda.
That increase was expected to be sizable if approved, raising annual wages by $17,620 for a salary of $92,500 in the next fiscal year, while the car allowance would have been increased to $25,000 annually.
County Commissioner Pct. 4 Leon Wilson motioned to go into executive session, and Pct. 3 David Whitmire seconded, but that motion was voted down, and they moved directly to the item. At that time, Commissioner Pct. 3 Greg Arthur made a motion to approve the increase. The motion failed to receive a second from the other court members, and the action died for lack of support.
BIDDING ON CHAMBER OFFICES
Recently the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Liberty-Dayton Chamber, voted to shutter its doors. Last week they placed their longtime offices at 1801 Trinty St. on the auction block, with a minimum bid of $155,000 set by the chamber.
That building is, of course, in close vicinity to the courthouse and located directly next to the Liberty County Juvenile Probation offices.
If the bid is approved, the county will utilize that space for offices in the future.