August 7, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Glenwood Springs Post Independent "Garfield County to pay off jail, sheriff's administration building"

Congrats to Garfield County Sheriff!  The citizens of GarCo can be proud of being debt free and accomplishing that by now owning the state-of-the-art Sheriff's annex in Rifle!

John Stroud:
"GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Garfield County commissioners will exercise the county's purchase option on the county jail and sheriff's administration building in Glenwood Springs, saving more than $2 million in future interest payments and retiring the county's long-term debt for the time being.

“It's an anomaly in government to be out of debt,” Commission Chairman John Martin said during the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday.

“Getting this done has been one of my biggest goals,” Martin added in a prepared statement issued by the county following the decision.

“We will be free of this commitment and own the jail and sheriff's office outright,” he said. “We also have addressed the concerns of any citizens who thought our fund balances were a little too high.....”
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1 comment:

staple said...

Good move for Martin but probably not near enough. Where you been, nanny? from the looks of the new pic on blog, maybe getting hitched? Spooky. I am scared. very scared come to think of it.