Saturday 20 November 2010

Washington Co. pays to dry dirt on new jail site

GREENVILLE — Washington County supervisors are complaining about the increasing cost of building a new regional jail.

Still, they voted 4-1 this past week to spend another $92,000 to dry out dirt on the jail site. Architects say Mississippi River water had seeped into the site.
The Delta Democrat Times reports that Supervisor Mike Gordon cast the only vote against spending the money. Gordon says he was upset the contractors didn't stick to the original cost estimate for the project.
Even the supervisors who voted to pay for the dirt work say they're upset. The newspaper quotes Supervisor Al Rankins saying: "I don't like it worth a dang ... But what are we gonna do?"

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