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Newly-Passed Resolution Outlines Projects to be Funded if Ballot Measure Passes


Greene County Commissioners have voted to adopt a resolution that details how a half-percent County General Revenue Sales Tax would be allocated if voters pass the ballot initiative in the Nov. 7 election. 

The measure was placed on the ballot following a commission vote in August. 

The projects in the resolution that would be funded include:

  • Expansion and/or renovation of the Greene County Justice Center to add 806 beds,bringing capacity to not exceed a total of 1,407 beds. The design of the facility will be to allow future additions, if needed.
  • Up to 334 new correction officers and staff and operations for the Justice Center.
  • Fund Federal and State mandates for storm water management.
  • Community mental health programs to assist with the justice system.
  • Staff and operations for the prosecuting attorney’s office.
  • Establish best practice treatment programs such as Drug Treatment Court, DWI Court, Veterans Court, etc.
  • Community trunked radio system for emergency communications.
  • Juvenile courts building and detention facility.
  • Community animal control facility.
  • Community animal control officer and equipment.
  • Community partnership law enforcement specialty units.
  • Outlying municipal projects.
  • Support staff (budget, purchasing, human resources, information systems, public information office).
  • Courts renovation.
  • Building maintenance and staffing.
  • Equipment replacement (servers, desktop computers, etc).
  • Demolition and parking lot construction.
  • Utilities.
  • Restricted reserve to ensure positive bond rating.

See a full breakdown of the project details and budget here.

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