(Bruce Baker/McCook Daily Gazette)
In a letter to the city, commissioners indicated they would like to use the facility until construction of their own Law Enforcement Center and jail on Norris Avenue is completed.
The City of McCook Municipal Facility being constructed on West Fifth Street is anticipated to be completed before the end of this year and will signal the end of an era during which the city operated a 96-hour holding facility on West B Street. The letter from the commissioners indicates the facility will likely serve as an interim jail for the county until their own Law Enforcement Center on Norris Avenue is completed, which could be by the end of 2013.
City Manager Jeff Hancock informed the McCook City Council, Monday evening, that he had received a letter of intent from commissioners and would begin work on the agreement. Hancock later told the Gazette he anticipated it to be a simple, straightforward agreement and the city was glad to be able to assist with the transition.