Red Bluff >> Tehama County Interim County Counsel Jim Curtis announced Tuesday that negotiations with Red Bluff for the Madison Street right-of-way — a key part of the Tehama County Jail expansion project — are ongoing.
If the right-of-way is acquired, Madison Street would be re-routed between Pine and Oak streets.
A week prior, Tehama County Chief Administrator Bill Goodwin gave a presentation with updated costs for the expansion, seeking direction on the project.
“We wanted to make sure we had strong support,” Goodwin said. “As you recall, Shasta County reviewed the operational cost and decided to return their SB1022 money back to the state. It was Lake County returning their SB1022 that allowed us to get our award for the full $20 million.”
Initial estimates for the operational costs were about $2 million, which in today’s money would be about $2.1 million, and the latest estimate is about $2.7 million, Goodwin said. The remainder of the $600,000 had to do with court decisions and changes in services required as well as staffing to implement them.
Funding will come from the general fund and included in the original operational cost is $300,000 for utilities and other supplies, $1.1 million for the cost of sheriff’s personnel and $560,000 for Health Services Agency personnel.
With two additional sheriff’s positions for a total of 18 and a partial increase in Health Services Agency the new cost would be $1.6 million for jail staffing and $645,000 for Health Services for a total of $2.3 million.
Initial plans for the facility included the day reporting…
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