Commissioners still await jail site appraisals

    At the end of Monday’s weekly meeting of the Adams County commissioners, Commission Chairman Doug Bauman gave a brief update on the status of the county’s consideration of the purchase of a 162-acre parcel of farmland south of Decatur along Winchester Street. The land, owned by the Miller Family Trust, is being considered as the location for the construction of a new county jail.
    Bauman reported the county is awaiting the results of appraisals on the property, which currently carries a $1.1 million price tag. Also being appraised is the Collier Insurance Agency building property at 104 S. 3rd St., Decatur, as well as a private resident located behind the business, Bauman said. The area has been proposed as a potential site for the construction of a new superior court building.
    “I don’t think the appraisals have been completed yet,” Bauman noted, adding that “until these appraisals come back, there’s nothing else to report.” He hopes to see appraisal results within the next week.    
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