Public Meetings Begin on Proposed Delaware County Jail Project

Last night kicked off the first of several public meetings about the proposed Delaware County Jail and Sheriff’s Office project.

The Sheriff’s Office is hosting public meetings in eight communities over the next two weeks in an effort to inform county residents about the proposed new jail and Sheriff’s Office facility.

On May 7th, voters will be asked whether they are in favor of the County authorizing and issuing up to five-point-nine million dollars in General Obligation Bonds. The County say funding will result in a zero-percent increase to the debt service levy and will be paid off in twelve years or less.

Last night’s meetings were held at the Earlville Community Center and the Hopkinton Community Center.  Upcoming meetings include tonight (Thursday) at the Delhi Public Library, Monday at the Edgewood Community Center, Tuesday at the Ryan Fire Station and Dundee Fire Department and next Wednesday at the Colesburg Community Center – with all of those meetings also running from 5 to 7 pm.

A public meeting will also be held next Thursday, April 25th from 4 to 7 pm at the Delaware County Community Center at the fairgrounds in Manchester.

The public will also have a chance to tour the current jail and Sheriff’s Office next weekend – Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th from 9 to 3.