Civility tested as BOCC debates signs, jail

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

“Commissioner (Ward) McDaniel. You promised the sign would need to go last week.”

Bryan added that the sign has been blighted for years, constituents want it removed and Williams has had plenty of time and opportunities to solve the problem.

“The sign should not have been allowed in the first place,” Bryan said.

The edge in tone continued as Bryan said she wanted to have an inspection of the jail. 

The jail carried liability issues, had not been inspected in recent years and the county could secure a free inspection through a contact with the Florida Sheriff’s Association she had been made aware of.

She said an annual inspection was required, through the Department of Corrections has not been enforcing that requirement in recent years.

“At least it shows we are doing something,” Bryan said, noting the jail budget is over $1 million. “I’m concerned about the liability to the county and I am concerned about my role in that liability.”

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