Supervisors want massive, multi-facility renovation project
by Associated Press
Published: April 4,2013
HERNANDO — The DeSoto Board of Supervisors plans a massive facilities overhaul affecting dozens of buildings and offices and costing an estimated $14.4 million.
The Commercial Appeal reports the projects include relocating juvenile justice functions from the crowded courthouse, building a 230-bed expansion at the new jail site, and purchasing buildings for Facilities Management and Emergency Services operations.
A projected timeline places completion of all moves by the end of 2016, with the court-related moves during 2015-16.
Supervisor Bill Russell points to the running of two jails by the county since the opening last fall of the new $16 million, 270-bed lockup just south of Hernando. He said an estimated $950,000 can be shaved from jail staff costs over two years if all the inmates could be shifted into one jail.
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