|Martin Co. seeks aid for new jail|
|By fairmontsentinel.com- Lee Smith|
FAIRMONT — Officials from Martin County recently testified at the State Capitol, seeking funds to help with construction of a new justice center.
Martin County is asking the state for $20 million as it contends with deficiencies at the law enforcement center and courthouse, both in Fairmont. State Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, and state Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, are sponsoring the county’s request, which could be incorporated into a state bonding bill, if a bonding bill is approved this year.
Last year, the local Justice Center Study Committee identified several options that include renovating existing sites or constructing new buildings. These came with cost estimates ranging from $18 million to $41 million.
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