We now know how Adams County is expected to pay off the remaining cost for the new jail, which is expected to cost $32 million.
Earlier this week, county officials were uncertain how they were going to pay for the remaining cost of the jail project. However, at Tuesday night’s board meeting, members unanimously agreed to use $4 million of general obligation bonds but officials say they may not use all of that.
“It’s actually more money than we need,” said Kent Snider, Adams County Board President. “We think we are going to be $2.5 million, $3 million somewhere in that range but we didn’t have to come back again later for half a million or $1 million so we got a little extra. If we don’t spend it, then we’ll never borrow it.”
The bonds will be paid for by using the quarter-cent sales tax approved by Adams County voters back in 2015.
That tax will expire once the bonds have been paid off.