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Work-release plan clarified
County Attorney Ellie Bright and Commissioner Matt Sporleder discuss the intergovernmental cooperation agreement contract Thursday.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
County Attorney Ellie Bright and Commissioner Matt Sporleder discuss the intergovernmental cooperation agreement contract Thursday.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The Jennings County Board of Commissioners reversed itself, unanimously voting to proceed with a work-release center and program in partnership with Jackson County and the City of Seymour after voicing disapproval one week earlier.

"I feel like we just reinvented the wheel," quipped Matt Sporleder (R-District 3), president of the commissioners, after the vote last Thursday in which he was joined by fellow commissioners David Lane (R-District 2) and Bob Willhite (R-District 1) in supporting the deal.

One week earlier, the commissioners said they could not support the arrangement when details about an intergovernmental cooperation agreement contract were apparently incorrectly communicated by the bond counsel and financial adviser for the project.

According to Jackson-Jennings Community Corrections Director J.L. Brewer and Jennings County Attorney Ellie Bright, some of the details were conveyed inaccurately by the Barnes & Thornburg law firm of Indianapolis and the Reedy Financial Group of Seymour.

Commissioners were told that the county would have to begin paying $75,000 semiannually before the center, to be located in Seymour, was built and that the facility would be open in incremental phases, not reaching full capacity for three years and thus limiting the number of inmates who would be housed there until then.

"Jennings County will have access to 50 beds in the center on Day One," said Brewer who heads Jackson-Jennings Community Corrections, the governmental agency that will manage and operate the work-release center. "The county will not pay until the center is complete."

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A possible funnel cloud moves over the Jennings County Highway Department Garage on North Highway 3 Thursday afternoon. Tornado warnings were sounded in Jennings County but there were no reported tornado touchdowns in the county.-Photo by Gabe Lowman

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