Lincoln Parish Police Jury Commits to $2.7 Million Jail Debt

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury at last night’s meeting authorized application to the Louisiana State Bond Commission the borrowing of up to $2.67 million for construction of a 100 bed addition to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

A resolution for the application passed unanimously.

Project architect Mike Walpole said he was confident of the cost estimates for the project, in response to our question. We noted that other area public entities were not accurate with their cost estimates, and that’s why we asked.

Walpole’s numerous projects for the Lincoln Parish School Board have been very close the original estimates when completed.

Although Sheriff Mike Stone had orally agreed to reimburse the police jury for the construction costs out of his jail operating budget, no language was included in the documents approved last night.

We will have more reporting on the meeting later.

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