County sets dates and places for jail meetings, starting March 21

Marion County commissioners have determined the time and date for five of a projected six community informational meetings regarding the April 5 ballot initiative to approve a $3.51 million bond issue to build a new jail, and to finance the project with a half-cent sales tax.

Each meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting dates and sites are:

March 21, Florence City Building

March 22, Hillsboro Senior Center

March 23, Marion City Building basement

March 28, Goessel City Building

March 30, Peabody High School cafeteria.

A meeting is planned for Tampa as well, but the date will be announced later.