This Thursday at 7 p.m., there will be a public meeting for information on the potential new adult detention facility.
According to the Fayette County Commissioners, while this meeting will be similar to the public forum that was held on April 8, there will be more detailed information available for this meeting as both the architect and engineer for the project will be present.
The meeting will be held at the Fayette County Agricultural Center, 1415 US 22 S. W., which is also known as the OSU Extension meeting room.
Fayette County Commissioner Dan Dean said, “We’re trying to give the public one more opportunity to ask questions.
The new adult detention facility is on the May 7 special election ballet. Early voting is available prior to that date.
As stated in previous Record-Herald articles, there are two parts to the levy. The first part is to construct a new and updated adult detention facility. The second part is to provide financial support for the operational expenses of the adult detention facility.
According to officials, the proposed jail will have room for inmates to receive treatment which includes rehabilitation, mental health services and the opportunity to earn life skills that can better their outlook and involvement within the community.
The current jail, according to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth and the commissioners, fails numerous state standards. It can be shut down at any moment and the county would have to pay to house inmates elsewhere.
As the meeting is public, anyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
For more information on this topic, please refer to previous Record-Herald articles. One such article can be found at https://www.recordherald.com/news/35602/new-jail-levy-to-appear-on-ballot.
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