Dates set for public meetings about new jail

The Marion County Board of Commissioners will host public meetings in three locations to present their plan for a new law enforcement and emergency communications facility.

The plan, to be voted on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot, calls for 72-bed, pay-to-stay facility at an estimated cost of $8.7 million. The project would be paid for with a 1 percent county-wide sales tax increase.

The meetings are scheduled as follows: Sept. 29 in the Peabody High School lunch room at 810 Sycamore; Sept. 30 at the Hillsboro Senior Center, 212 N. Main; and Oct. 2 at the Marion Middle School commons area at 125 S. Lincoln.

Each meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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