(KLIX)-Jerome County Commissioners met with the County Sheriff Doug McFall on the jail issue Monday. Staff gave a presentation on the deteriorating condition in the jail. The sheriff and commissioners are once
The fourth attempt at passing a bond in Jerome County to build a new jail will be aimed at a smaller facility this time. Jerome County Commissioners say they have pared down the proposed facility to replace the current aging county jail from 165 beds to 120. This should offer a substantial savings to the county over previous attempts. A rough estimate for a 120 bed facility is between 8 and 11 million dollars, down from the $13-million dollar price tag the county had previously sought. Commissioners also have a plan to present Jerome County voters with a close estimate of the completed facility so voters can make an informed decision.
Voters in the Twin Falls School district will be heading to the polls today. At issue is a two year school levy of $7.5 million dollars. That means for a home valued at $150,000 it would be about an additional $100 a year on that property tax bill.
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