Grubbs closer to getting her hall

Supes give the OK to apply for a loan to build a hall of records

For nearly 20 years Butte County Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs (pictured) has been trying to get the county to build a hall of records in which to store safely the thousands of invaluable county historical documents now being kept in several warehouses under less-than-ideal conditions.

This week the county took a big step in that direction. By a unanimous vote Tuesday (April 10), supervisors gave county administrators permission to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an $8 million loan to construct a new facility near the corner of Second Street and Nelson Avenue estimated to cost $9.5 million.

Ultimately construction will be paid for out of fees collected by the Clerk-Recorder’s Office and a fund that has been set aside to build the facility. When completed, it will house the Clerk-Recorder’s and Elections offices, freeing up space at County Center, as well as the hall of records.