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Board tours new county jail

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

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Scott County commissioners and Public Facilities Authority board members tour the new county jail
(Photo by Tim Jaynes, Staff)
BENTON - The board of directors of the Scott County, Mo., Public Facilities Authority held their annual meeting and toured the new county jail during Tuesday's county commission meeting.

The Public Facilities Authority was formed to finance the construction of the jail through a lease-purchase.

Reappointed to one-year terms as officers for the board were Roger Tatum, president; Ken Hollowell, vice president; Jeff Miles, assistant secretary-treasurer; and Rita Milam, secretary.

Hollowell, who was out of town and unable to attend, was also reappointed to the board for a three-year term.

Tatum asked if the county could save any money by refinancing as rates are presently low. Martin Priggel, board member and presiding county commissioner, said they had looked into it but with the cost of refinancing had determined they would not save any money.

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There are six annual bond payments remaining on the eight-year lease-purchase with the last payment scheduled for 2008.

In other Scott County news:

* The west end of County Road 504 was closed by commissioners due to a rusted out culvert at Blue Ditch.

While removing beaver dams from the culvert, county road and bridge workers discovered the bottom of the culvert had failed, according to Commissioner Jamie Burger.

* Vickie Dannenmueller of Oran was appointed by commissioners to fill the unexpired Senate Bill 40 board term of Doris Russell, who resigned.

The term expires Jan. 6, 2004.

* Commissioners reappointed Harold Uelsmann of Scott City to the Port Authority board for a four-year term.