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Jail feasibility on county agenda for Tuesday

Friday, February 18, 2011

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Red Willow County, Nebraska, commissioners will listen to a presentation on the feasibility of a county jail during their weekly meeting Tuesday, starting at 9 a.m., in the commissioners' room on the third floor of the courthouse in McCook, Nebraska.

The meeting was delayed one day by the President's Day holiday.

At 10 a.m., Mark Wicht of Prohaska & Associates will make a pitch for a study into the feasibility of the county building its own jail. Red Willow County rents bed space in the jails of neighboring counties. For temporary incarceration situations, county sheriff's officers use 96-hour holding cells owned by the City of McCook, which does not plan jail facilities in its new public safety center.

Commissioners will also discuss correspondence from HMN Architects Inc., which also offers to help with a planning and cost study of a new jail.

Also through correspondence, commissioners will discuss an invoice from B2 Environmental Inc. for the removal of asbestos from the former apartment house at 524 Norris, the two-story white house that will be demolished to make way for a parking lot, and possibly some day, a courthouse expansion for a jail.

Other agenda items include:

9:15 a.m., Clerk Magistrate Kathy Jones, declare Xerox copier top and two printers (Lexmark and HP) surplus property.

9:30, authorize the chairman to sign a letter which terminates the administrative services agreement with Meritain Health in order for Cobecon to secure the most competitive renewal for the county employees' health insurance plan.

The consent agenda includes:

Approval of the bond for Roger A Nelms, treasurer of the Red Willow Western Rural Fire District, and;

Approval of an interlocal cooperation agreement with the Village of Bartley for enforcement of municipal ordinances.

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