The Ville Platte Rotary Club met today for their regular meeting. The guest speaker was Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel. He spoke about adjusting to his new position as Clerk of Court. He is trying to bring more technology to the court house. “After fifty-six years of one way of doing things, I faced quite a daunting picture,” he said.
Deshotel is making changes to get everything up-to-date. An E-Commerce System will be set up online in the next couple of months. In addition to quick access to multiple locations, the system can increase revenue by selling subscriptions to the service. Also they have streamlined the office, so that now it looks bigger and more open. And they are now going to utilize an old vault as an evidence room, instead of keeping evidence in an office.
Deshotel said that it is a learning process. When a new clerk comes in, all commissioners have to be re-certified. Classes are being conducted this week, and the Secretary of State’s Office is coming in to make sure everything is being done correctly. Today’s (Tues.) class is at 6:00 at the Pine Prairie Town Hall, and tomorrow (Wed.) at 6:00 PM the Turkey Creek Community Center.
Deshotel concluded by saying that he’s “Very fortunate to have inherited a great staff. They’re great teachers and great people.” He also reminds the public that they shouldn’t hesitate to call if they have any questions for the Clerk of Court’s Office.