Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers issued a press release Tuesday morning, in which he said that he has decided not to place an operating levy on the November ballot for the purpose of reopening the Paulding County Jail.
The sheriff said his decision came from the fact that over the past several weeks, he has traveled all throughout the county to speak to people about a potential operating levy, and based on those converstions, he believes that this upcoming election is not a good time to place that levy before the voters.
Between July 17–22, the sheriff conducted informational meetings at each of the county’s seven fire stations to find out just how members of the public felt about funding the reopening of the county jail through a new operating levy.
The county jail has been operating, since November of 2008, as only a temporary holding facility.
The Sheriff says it is capable of holding inmates for only about 6 hours, then they have to be moved.