Jerome Voters To Decide On Two Bond Issues
This coming November voters in Jerome will have two decisions to make regarding housing for law enforcement. Jerome County voters will be voting, for the fourth time, on whether to approve a bond to build a new county jail facility, The latest estimate for the new facility is between 8 and 11 million dollars. The second decision, for Jerome city voters, will be whether to pass another bond to purchase a building to be used by the Jerome City police as a new police station. The Times News reports the building is a former office building for the Idaho Fish and Game Department. It can be purchased for $355,000 dollars. Besides the purchase price there would also be additional costs for remodeling the building so the final total for the bond has not yet been determined. Jerome City has put down a refundable $20,000 payment for an option to buy. Jerome officials stress the fact that the two issues are totally separate.