Paulding Sheriff To Host Town Meetings

Pauld­ing County Sher­iff Jason Lan­ders says he plans to hold a series of town hall meet­ings over the next few weeks through­out the county to seek the publics input in regards to plac­ing a jail oper­at­ing levy on the Novem­ber bal­lot.

The meet­ings will take place at all eight fire depart­ments in Pauld­ing County.

The Pauld­ing County jail closed in late 2008 after vot­ers defeated an oper­at­ing levy for the facil­ity.

Pauld­ing County has housed pris­on­ers in Put­nam County fol­low­ing the jail’s clo­sure.

Approx­i­mately $344,000 was spent in 2013 to house Pauld­ing County pris­on­ers out of county. That amount is $100,000 more than what was spent in 2012 to house pris­on­ers.

Under a cur­rent mem­o­ran­dum of under­stand­ing between the coun­ties, Pauld­ing County will pay Put­nam County $250,000 annu­ally through Dec. 31, 2015, to house pris­on­ers as long as Pauld­ing County’s jail doesn’t reopen.

Put­nam County will receive the $250,000 annu­ally regard­less of the num­ber of inmates housed for the year.

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