Midland County leaders choose web site for proposed jail complicated

Midland County leaders choose web site for proposed jail complicated


Midland County leaders choose web site for proposed jail complicated
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County leaders have picked a location for a brand new jail complicated.

In keeping with County Decide Terry Johnson, the proposed web site for the brand new jail complicated is east of Midland, close to the intersection of South County Highway 1140 and East County Highway 110).

Johnson said the proposed web site has 234 acres accessible. Financing for the mission will come from the county’s Normal Fund, Johnson mentioned.

“Many websites have been thought-about. This web site provided the very best of all concerns wanted,” Johnson mentioned about selecting this property for the jail.

Midland County officers are wanting into the opportunity of constructing a brand new jail complicated to accommodate Midland’s rising inmate inhabitants. 

Officers have beforehand mentioned the next for a regulation enforcement complicated, in response to earlier Reporter-Telegram articles.

  • $127 million will probably be wanted for a brand new jail,
  • $16 million to $20 million for a brand new justice of the peace/constable constructing (with places of work and courtrooms), and
  • $20 million for a transformed Sheriff’s Workplace constructing.

Earlier discussions about tips on how to pay for your complete mission – past a land buy – included mentions of a bond, certificates of obligation (debt that doesn’t require voter-approval) and the approval of a county help district, which might enhance the gross sales tax price within the county to be corresponding to the gross sales tax inside town. Johnson beforehand talked about that an addition to the county gross sales tax might increase as a lot as $80 million a yr.

 

 

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