The Jack County Clerk’s office began closing during lunch from noon to 1 p.m. as of March 3.

Robinson said after observing noontime traffic, she believes the lunch closing will have little impact on those her office serves.

“The majority of our people in here are land people who leave for lunch anyway,” she said.

The decision came because Robinson said her staff was having difficulty getting away for a meal break.

“It’s very hard with us running elections, trying to have court. We have a lot of stuff going in here,” Robinson said. “It’s just hard because they don’t want our people to have overtime or comp time.”

Robinson said she’s going to give the lunch closing a try, but it may not be permanent.
“I hope there’s not a big complaint and if there is, we’ll go back,” she said. “We’ll do what the people want.”