Morris noted the huge interest payments that was more than a 1/3 of the bond amount.
Kraus said they are not stating an amount tonight – just deciding where the source of money is.
Barrett said they spent 2 days last week interviewing the architects and they are working with $8.3-9.3 million budget. They expect it to be less maybe. They are putting the almost $300,000 for the doors they already replaced as part of this total.
Jim Hughes does not like bypassing the remonstrance process. Hew doesn't like taking all of the money out of Riverboat Saving because now the People of Dearborn County lose all voice on saying whether they want the jail or not. With not using any new tax monies they now cannot start the process of remonstrance for referendum which would have given them a choice on saying yes or no on the jail issue by putting it on the November ballott. I think the remonstrance process is a good thing that protects the taxpayer and gives them the right to get the signatures to put such spending on the ballot! I, at this time, cannot justify to the people of Dearborn County nor think that we should spend that amount of money on a new jail facility when we have other pressing issues such as bridges and roads that need repair and bringing jobs to our County!
Ullrich said that will cost the taxpayers even more to put this on a ballot.
Kraus asked if you’d rather put this in the hands of a federal judge.
Hughes doesn’t think a federal judge would do that to us now.
Lansing says we have to pay the operational costs out of riverboat funds too.
Kraus said it’s supposed to be neutral in that regard. If they come back for more employees I’ll look at you two ( Lansing and Hughes)and we’ll say no.