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Commissioner James Taylor working on the new jail project during the special call meeting this past Tuesday.

Commissioner’s approve $16 million in Certificates of Obligation

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In a special called meeting of the Robertson County Commissioner Court, the vote was unanimous to pass a call for $16 million in certificates of obligation to partially fund the new Robertson County Law Enforcement Center to include a 92 bed state of the art jail facility as well as new offices for the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department and 911 dispatch.

The original call was for $15 million but at the last minute prior to the vote County Judge Charles Ellison made the suggestion to $16 million to allow for “padding” in regards to the financing of the new facility. The overall cost has not yet been determined and the actual amount for the certificates will be adjusted when the project has a final price tag.

Estimates are looming close to $23,000,000.00 at the time of this report, however many factor’s including interest rates, cost of building materials and earthwork construction cost are still variables, though the earthwork sub-contractor has turned over a bid and has agreed to hold the bid number for 60 days as the process moves forward for the funding.

 

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