|Published: 9:32 AM, 04/02/2013
||Last updated: 9:32 AM, 04/02/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-If you keep going in
circles, you're going to always end up at the same place.
The Monroe County Commission
experienced that circle Tuesday night when, despite being told by
architects and jail experts, and even voting one time to move the
jail out of downtown Madisonville, voted to fund a study on how much
it would costs to build a new jail downtown.
A very vocal contingent has come out
against moving the jail elsewhere (despite none of this contingent
ever attending any Justice Committee meetings, as Monroe County
Attorney Jerome Melson pointed out)) and that has appeared to sway the
Commissioner Bill Shadden said the
problem seemed to be that people expected their property taxes to
increase if the jail was built in a new location.
"Everybody seems to think their taxes
will double if we pick a location other than where it is now," Shadden said. "We need to do a study and see how much it would cost
to build at the same location. It might be less, it might be more,
but we need to know."
See full story in the Sunday, March 31, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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