(Red Oak) The Montgomery County Board of Supervisor's is hosting the first of a series of meetings this week in regards to the future of the Montgomery County Jail. The first one is scheduled for Wednesday evening in the basement of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Red Oak.
According to the Montgomery County Auditor Ted Schoonover, the reason for the meeting is to gather information from county residents on what should be done with the old jail. Some ideas include; demolishing the old structure, save it, or sell it. Officials don't expect there to be any decisions made Wednesday night. The fact that the current jail is listed on the National Register of Historic Places will have no bearing on whether the county decides to preserve the structure, or demolish it.
In 2010, Montgomery County voters approved the construction of a brand new 24-bed facility expandable to 36, that is currently under construction next to the the current 100-year-old jail. Officials say the new facility should be completed by the fall of 2012.
November 28, 2011