Some may look back at 2009 and say, “Good riddance!”
The year brought a variety of perils for Douglas County – an economic downturn, job cuts, zebra mussels, the H1N1 flu outbreak, disruptive snowstorms, fatal motor vehicle crashes and a sharp division between city and county leaders over sharing law enforcement space.
A new milestone has been reached in Douglas County’s long quest for a new jail.
At a special meeting Monday morning, the Douglas County Board reaffirmed its plans to build a new jail at the site of the current public works center along 3rd Avenue West by giving the architectural firm the green light to proceed with the project.
At a special meeting Wednesday, the board re-opened the possibility of building a brand-new jail facility at a green site, one month after approving construction plans for a new Public Works building, part of a compromise meant to deal with the jail crisis.
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