County Auditor Sue Ganje told the committee that the county had $600, 000 in its building fund and a total of $1,195,814 in its jail fund. County officials have estimated the cost of a new jail at about $2 million. Ganje added that the county building funds could be used for the construction of the jail, but that they may also be used for other projects.
In addition to building a new county jail, the committee also addressed the possibility of building a new dispatch center.
The committee will meet again on March 22, at which time they will discuss soliciting bids from architectural firms.