The County Jail needs major repairs and improvements expecting to cost $6 million while a new Jail would cost between $50 million to $60 million. Sheriff Loop recently recommended that he was in favor for remodeling the current jail thus saving the county millions. I’m in agreement with Sheriff Loop.
The County roads are in horrible shape and much needed repairs are required. With limited funds we must prioritize which roads are repaired first. As Commissioner I pledge to put the needs of our citizen’s first in determine what roads are repaired and repaved.
Cooperation between Local Governments
Indiana’s constitutional statutory framework requires mutual appreciation and understanding of the duties of the county elected officials. The County Commissioners play a large part insuring all parties work together for the benefit of the county’s citizens. This requires the Commissioners have a working relationship with the County Council and other local governments.
Future Growth/Urban Sprawl
As New Albany is the largest and best-equipped community for commercial growth, the County should be working with the City to help develop these areas. Whether it’s shopping and dining or industrial activities, New Albany has the pieces in place to grow wisely. New Albany success is also the counties.
Sale of Floyd Memorial Hospital
There are many issues facing Floyd County; bad roads, urban blight, rapid growth, a failing jail, and lack of business opportunities, to name a few. With the sale of Floyd Memorial Hospital more than $131 million will be available to solve many of these issues and I vow to work tirelessly to insure these monies are wisely and prudently spent and properly invested for future generations.
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