Paulding Sheriff Says “No” To Levy

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.

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