— Greene County commissioners voted this morning to position a gross sales tax improve to fund a brand new jail on the March poll.
The three-Zero resolution means voters can be requested on March 17 whether or not to boost the county gross sales tax 1 / 4 % for a interval of 12 years.
New income is required to fund the constructing of a brand new jail and sheriff’s workplace, a venture estimated at $60 million, county officers have mentioned.
The plan is to construct a brand new 500-bed facility subsequent to the county’s juvenile justice middle and throughout from the Greene County Grownup Detention Heart on Greene Method Boulevard on the west aspect of Xenia.
Operations of the present jail and the sheriff’s workplace in downtown Xenia could be moved to the brand new facility.