Logan County Coroner Mary Givens inquired about an office for her to work from at the Tuesday, March 25 fiscal court meeting. The county had previously agreed in December of 2013 to enter into a lease agreement with Young Funeral Home to supply space for the coroner to work from. Unfortunately, months after the decision, Givens is still waiting.
“I’m a little frustrated,” said Givens, who has been trying to find somewhat of a permanent place to work. Right now the morgue is set up in a maintenance building in the back of Maple Grove Cemetery, which Givens says is not working.
According to Givens there are not adequate utilities where she is now, and there is not adequate privacy for the families of those she cares for.
“I’m just really ready to get somewhere that will allow me to do my job the best possible,” said Givens.
Magistrates had agreed last year to put out a call for anyone who may have a space to put the coroner’s office temporarily until they could investigate possibly building or buying a more permanent place. Young was the only prospect who showed interest and fit all the criteria.
A lease has been exchanged between Young and the county. According to Judge Executive Logan Chick at Tuesday’s meeting, they are waiting to hear back.