Hopkins County Commissioners in work session Monday discussed the option of numbering or naming private roads in the county. According to County Judge Robert Newsom there are residents who wish to name the private road and others that desire numbering. Commissioners will meet again to discuss the issue. In the next meeting, they will hear from the 911 coordinator for the regional council of governments regarding the best steps to take. 911 dispatch desires to provide accurate and easily recognized addresses for those responding to the resident’s needs. Newsom said the decision will be made based on safety and efficiency.
According to their work session reports, the new courtroom at the Law Enforcement Complex should be ready for use in early February. Rain has hampered work on the new District Attorney/District Clerk office being built at that location. As of January 1st, the county is paying $1,700 per month in rent to the new owner of the space occupied by the District Clerk on Main Street. The space occupied by the DA’s office is rented in a trade. The county is providing space for the Chamber of Commerce until the DA’s office is completed.
In the next regular session of the court, commissioners will be appointing two or three new members to the civic center board.