The project also includes construction of a Superior Court building on the north side of Madison St. The project will require the city to purchase and demolish an American Legion and a home.
The county argues that the current jail is over crowded. The building has a capacity to house 60 inmates. But right now there are about 75 inmates inside the jail. County officials add that it would me more expensive to add to the existing jail than it would be to start from scratch.
County officials say they have reviewed several location options and the first street area is the most viable.
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