Civility tested as BOCC debates signs, jail

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

Jail administrator Michael Hammond disagreed, recommending against an inspection, adding the county can not afford to meet Modern Jail Standards, the template against which an inspection would gauge the jail.

He and Commissioner Warren Yeager argued that small counties typically will not meet inspections and Yeager wondered why bring attention to any deficiencies when the jail has been operating without incident.

“We have a jail that doesn’t have an issue and you are pressing the issue,” Yeager said.

Bryan said she could and would ask for the inspection as an individual commissioner; Hammond said no one would enter the jail for an inspection without a vote of the full board or approval from county administrator Don Butler.

Bryan questioned whether Hammond would refuse a commissioner and inspector entrance; Hammond repeated his previous statement.

The BOCC entertained no motions.



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