Commissioners Meet: Update on Jail Construction & Redistricting

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Commissioners Meet: Update on Jail Construction & Redistricting

Published on March 12, 2013 by Larry Crippen

The construction of the new County Jail is really moving along.

Walker County Jail Project Manager Eddie Smith updated everyone at Monday morning’s Commissioners’ session. He said they “have six subcontractors on the site right now.” He said, they “have a concrete, electrical, plumbing, utility, and dirt contractor . . . .”

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Also Monday, commissioners okayed an order for redistricting that would result in aligning the precincts with the ward lines for the City.

Approving one of two options, commissioners decided to move part of Precinct 2 to Precinct 1 in the area around 19th Street. Their decision results in the addition of two new voting locations.

As a result of the move, citizens will not be able to vote at the First Presbyterian Church on 19th. However, through this new option the voting equipment from the church can be utilitized at one of the new polling places which will result in cost savings for the County. By choosing this option, the County will only have to buy voting equipment for one of the new voting locations.

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