Officials will look into the financial impact if one or more jurisdictions pull away from the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio regional jail although one Lucas County commissioner repeatedly said no final decisions have been made.
According to a press release from CCNO, during a special hour-long meeting of the Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio held Monday, officials discussed the possibility of Lucas County or any other jurisdiction pulling out of the regional jail. Some officials are seeking a contingency plan to be put in place while officials from Lucas County repeatedly said no definite decisions to withdraw have been made.
The hour-long meeting began with board members going into executive session for 25 minutes to discuss personnel issues.
Upon reconvening in open session, CCNO Board Chair and Defiance County Sheriff Dave Westrick asked if Lucas County was planning to build a new jail that would result in Lucas County and the City of Toledo pulling out of CCNO.
Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken admitted that such a possibility is in the scope of a current feasibility study but that a rage of options are being looked into.
CCNO officials from Fulton, Henry, Defiance and Williams counties are concerned as Lucas County and the City of Toledo finance two-thirds of the operations at CCNO.