Subscribe Register Login

Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:12 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Crawford County OKs tax proposal for new jail

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 18, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.

VAN BUREN — Leaders in Crawford County have approved a ballot measure calling for a sales-tax increase to pay for a new $20 million county jail.

The Crawford County Quorum Court voted Monday to ask voters to approve a 75 cent sales tax increase to fund the new detention center. The proposal calls for a temporary 50 cent tax to pay for land and construction costs and a permanent 0.25-percent tax to pay for operations and maintenance.

According to the Southwest Times Record, the measure will go before voters on the May 20 primary election ballot.

The new jail would replace the current 88-bed detention center, which has repeatedly failed state inspections because of overcrowding issues.

Comments on: Crawford County OKs tax proposal for new jail

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Sales person

    marine or powersports Technicians boat delivery at Bass Pro ...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Detention officers

    detention officers needed immediately!! exciting new career ...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

  • Floor care tech

    floor care team memberfull Time - . Experience with strippin...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Heavy const. eqpt sa

    heavy construction equipment sales & rentals Career Opportun...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Route delivery drive

    A strong and vibrant companyr• Home most weekends• At home a...
    MAUMELLE, AR

Search 738 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online