Partitions up as commission looks at reopening offices

Special to the Eagle
Posted 5/19/20

The Walker County Courthouse Annex 2, which houses the Walker County Probate Judge’s office, has a new look.

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Partitions up as commission looks at reopening offices

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The Walker County Courthouse Annex 2, which houses the Walker County Probate Judge’s office, has a new look.

Over the last two days, glass partitions have been installed in the lobby to protect county employees as well as the public, according to a release from the Walker County Commission on Saturday. This is done in preparation for the reopening of county offices, which could be approved as soon as Monday.

According to the release, Probate Judge Lee Tucker said the coronavirus pandemic has provided an opportunity for local citizens to utilize the county’s online service options, but he also understands the need to reopen.

“Over the last six weeks, many people have handled their business online. However, everything cannot be done online. There are still things that have to be done in person,” said Tucker. 

The commission will meet on Monday to determine whether county offices will open, remain closed, or open with stipulations to the public, the release said. An item appears on Monday's commission agenda to discuss and vote on reopening "courthouse facilities."  

Commission Chairman Jerry Bishop, who toured the probate office on Friday and has pushed for greater security for county facilities, is enthusiastic about the new partitions.

“I think is a great thing that we needed to do for several years,” Bishop said in the release. “It protects the employees and the citizens. It’s done and it looks great. We are proud of it.”