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Commissioners’ Court Considers Housing Rockwall County Inmates In Local Jail

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An inter-local agreement with Rockwall County that will house some of that county’s inmates in Hopkins County Jail is on the agenda for Hopkins County Commissioners’ Court agenda for Monday, August 22. The court meets at 9 a.m. in the courthouse first floor courtroom.

The contract has cleared attorneys and was on the desk of County Judge Robert Newsom Friday morning. The agreement calls for Rockwall County to pay $45 per day, provide any medical expense for their inmates and also provide transportation to and from Hopkins County. Judge Newsom stated that the fees would be used to cover the expenses incurred with the added population and it is hoped that some of the funds can be set aside and eventually used for early pay off  of the cost of building the local jail.

In other action the county commissioners will discuss the proposed tax rate and set a date for two public hearings for the proposed tax rate. No increase in rate is expected. The increase is tied to increased property values. Routine county business is also on the agenda.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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