Guthrie County Supervisors approve Jail Referendum Communication Plan

(Guthrie Center) The Guthrie County Board of Supervisors approved the Guthrie County Referendum Communication Plan at Tuesday’s meeting.

The plan is used to educate the public in regards to the proposed jail expansion project. Arganbright says ultimately the plan is to get out and educate taxpayers on why this project is needed.

“We’re out of code with our current jail,” said Sheriff Arganbright. “We’re not trying to build a “Grand Hotel” for our new inmates. It will be a jail that meets state code and a jail that will be safer for employees. Plus, we’ve run out of room here. We can longer hold all of the inmates we have.”

Two weeks ago the Supervisors voted to place the $8.4 million project in front of the people in March.

The project includes; a 25-30 inmate holding facility constructed on the north side of the courthouse in Guthrie Center. There will be room separation of male and females, and the jail will be up to code.

The project also includes the construction of a new parking lot outside of the courthouse.