Two Town Hall Meetings To Discuss With The Citizens Of Habersham County The Jail Bond Referendum

Habersham Co. - The Habersham County Commission has scheduled two Town Hall meetings to discuss, with the citizens of Habersham County, the Jail Bond Referendum on the November 5, 2019 Ballot.

The first meeting will be September 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cornelia Community House, located at 601 Wyly Street Cornelia, GA 30531.

The second meeting will be October 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Habersham County Administration Building Commission Conference Room, located at 130 Jacob’s Way (Next to the Aquatic Center) Clarkesville, GA 30523.

Members of the commission, Stacey Hall and Phil Sutton, as well as Sheriff Joey Terrell has been “informing” the public of Habersham on the new referendum during the past few months at public meetings.

According to the referendum, “a thorough value engineering discussion resulted in revised concept drawings and cost estimates which reduced the estimated cost for a new facility from $33.8 million to $31.6 million. The proposed new jail contains 314 beds with support areas such as: booking, kitchen facilities, medical treatment, in house court room, and visitation space. The proposed new jail could expand to a 504-bed facility to meet future needs.”

The whole jail bond referendum can be read on the Habersham County website.