I wonder why there is such controversy about locating the new jail. It seems we have those who believe we should spend a large sum of taxpayers money on a site for the new jail. I have not heard anyone mention a site that might be perfect that is already owned by the County.
This site is in the city limits on Flat Creek Hwy. We, the County, own 80+ acres that has a few acres in the flood plain and a few acres used for temporary used tire disposal. By using this site no funds are needed to purchase a site and no site is removed from the tax rolls, thusly saving even more money. Also needed utilities are close by.
The County Law Enforcement Comm. meets next Tues. night to further discuss this matter. Most of these meeting have almost no citizens attending. If you are concerned, don't be a talker, be a doer and go to the meeting.
It is very interesting why this site is never mentioned. Could it be no one will profit from its use...??? Also no explanation of why a Courtroom cannot be placed in the bank building also owned by the County.