Kewaunee County Board to discuss details, cost of new jail Tuesday
KEWAUNEE – Floor plans and cost estimates for a proposed new Kewaunee County jail facility will be given to the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening.
The board will meet at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 625 Third St., in Luxemburg, at 6 p.m.
Representatives from Venture Architects and Samuels Group will discuss the plans and estimates, while county administrative staff also will present information regarding budgetary, debt and tax implications of the project.
A referendum whether to approve the project is possible this fall.
The current facility was built in 1968 and has a maximum capacity of 22 inmates.
"We are now in the final stretch of a project that has been 20 years in the making, and I am encouraged by all of the great input we have gotten over the past seven years of planning from so many throughout our community," Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski wrote in May.
"I truly believe this is a project that we will be proud of upon its completion and will serve to not only house our inmate population but, more importantly, provide the facility and resources to change lives for the better. It is my hope that in the future those who find themselves as residents of our jail can say it was the turning point in their lives that provided the roadmap to make them better members of our community."
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Kewaunee County Board to discuss details, cost of new jail Tuesday