City officials lock in with jail plan

The Marion County Commission met with the Hamilton City Council during a work session on Wednesday, March 11.>

HAMILTON - A new Marion County Jail is beginning to become more of a reality.
The Hamilton City Council voted unanimously during its Monday, March 16, meeting to pledge $200,000 a year to the Marion County Commission to help cover payments for up to a $10 million bond for a new jail.
The pledge was passed with a provision that the commission not raise lock-up fees for the Hamilton Police Department.
During the same meeting, the council voted 4-1 to price a 5.14-acre lot in the Bedford Industrial Park at $10,000 an acre. The commission has asked the city to price the land as it is considering it for its new jail site.


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