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3 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Newly-formed committee wants to inform the public about the need for a new jail

The Adams County Board committee tasked with exploring options for a new county jail held its first meeting Friday afternoon.

Sheriff Brent Fischer, also a part of the committee, led a private tour for the committee members so they would understand the problems the facility faces. 

Committee Chairman Mark Peter said he wanted the entire County Board to schedule tours of the jail and then allow members of the media to go through and take pictures and videos of the facility. 

Peter said the committee needs to come up with a schedule and then prioritize the information. A consultant who did a study on the jail back in 2009 will give his presentation to the committee at its next meeting on September 23. 

Committee member Duane Venvertloh said people need to see the jail. 

"The public, the media and our fellow board members need to see it from that perspective," Venvertloh said. "The general public needs to be behind this. Step one is... no amount of paint and money will turn this into a 21st Century facility. It’s about safety, security and human decency."

Peter agreed with Venvertloh and said the type of facility and how to fund it are irrelevant until the public is behind the concept. 

"How we pay for it is the last thing we worry about," Peter said. "We need to look at everything, including what type of facility and the funding mechanism."


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