Report on Delaware Co. Commissioners Special Meeting

Nov 26, 2018 re: Jail

Next meeting: December 3, 9:00AM, Commissioners’ Courtroom 309A, Delaware County Building

Public Forum by R.A.C.E: December 4, 6:00PM, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St., Muncie

BW Developments Proposal pdf

Draft of Operating Lease Agreement pdf

Send written comments by Nov 30 at 4pm

Written comments are being accepted until Friday November 30th at 4pm, deliver to the Commissioners’ office next door to the Commissioners’ Court room on the 3rd floor of the Delaware County Building.

Comments may also be emailed to jhoneycutt@co.delaware.in.us

 

The Commissioners were prompt, and polite to the public. Notice of the special meeting was posted in the legals section of the newspaper 2 weeks prior and on a bulletin board outside the Commissioners’ court room.

The public meeting opened with a presentation of where the new Justice building would be located, what it would look like, and how it would function to better serve the inmates and community.

Many residents and spokespersons requested that the commissioners table the 1st reading of the new lease on the jail until after the public was included in an open forum during a time when most residents might be able to attend, rather than at 9:00 AM on a Monday morning.

Many residents pointed out other possible solutions to the issues of the current jail, including decreasing the population there by creating halfway houses, changing the bail bonds system, sending them out of county, or even moving them all out of county temporarily to repair the present building.

Most residents reserved judgment as to their support for the project as they expressed their desire to have more information about it. Actual costs have not been released yet, although the lessor assured the public that the $43 million dollar estimate was the maximum that would be spent and in fact, he expects it to be less than that.

After the public was allowed to speak, the lessor gave a brief overview of the terms of the lease.

The public meeting was closed, and the special meeting was opened. Commissioner Riggin made a motion to table the 1st reading of the lease until more information was known. Neither King, nor Henry seconded the motion and the motion was disregarded. King made a motion to introduce the Lease, Henry seconded. Roll call, 2 to 1 to introduce. Riggin, Nay. The lease was introduced.

Send written comments by Nov 30 at 4pm

Written comments are being accepted until Friday November 30th at 4pm, deliver to the Commissioners’ office next door to the Commissioners’ Court room on the 3rd floor of the Delaware County Building.

Comments may also be emailed to jhoneycutt@co.delaware.in.us

 

James King

Commissioner District 1

Sherry Riggin

Commissioner District 2

Shannon Henry

Commissioner District 3

Next commissioners’ meeting is on Monday, December 3rd at 9:00 AM in the Commissioners’ Court room, 3rd floor of the Delaware County Building.

Delaware County Commissioners’ Special Meeting

November 26   To Consider Proposed Lease regarding New Jail and Justice Center

"Said session shall be to consider a proposed lease between Delaware County Justice Partners, LLP and Delaware County regarding the jail and justice center and to consider an amendment to the Fourth Revised Economic Development Income Tax Capital Improvement Plan of Delaware County July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.
Notice of Special Meeting (Jail) Nov 26 in Commissioner’s Courtroom 9AM Delaware County Building, 100 W. Main St. Rm 309

R.A.C.E. Forum on New Jail

Jason Donati and RACE request your attendance to hear and be heard regarding jail overcrowding and new jail construction

We currently have 3 panelists confirmed and they include: -Linda Daniel, PhD, HSPP, Program Director, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Outpatient Substance Use Recovery Services. -Michael A. Burayidi is Irving Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at Ball State University. He is also author of Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities (Routledge, 2001) and Urban Planning in a Multicultural Society (Praeger, 2000). -Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon- An Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Ball State University. Her research explores the intersection of race and class in the miscarriage of justice, violence, and intercultural conflict. Please attend to hear and be heard!
Public Forum on Jail Dec. 4 at Cornerstone 6-8PM 520 E. Main St, Muncie, IN