Commissoners appoint advisory committee for new jail

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The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court, at the meeting on Monday, July 9, discussed the schedule for the new jail provided by Jeff Heffelfinger of Southwest Architects, Inc., for the months of July through November. The court also approved the appointment of a Jail Advisory Committee.

Heffelfinger presented the preliminary schedule of events. The July events included notifying the Texas Commission on Jail Standards of the architect of record; appointing an advisory committee; requesting a waiver for sprinkler heads in the cells of the new jail (to prevent possible suicides); interviewing financial advisor; advertising for a construction manager at risk; ordering property survey; survey and geo-technical contracts; and meet with city about utilities, codes and requirements.

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