Written by Larry Limpf
July 10, 2009
The Ottawa County commissioners have approved agreements with Erie and Wood counties for housing prisoners in the Ottawa County Detention Facility.
The agreements call for the counties to pay $42.50 per day for incarcerating prisoners in the Ottawa County facility, which is the same rate as last year.
The one-year agreements go into effect July 16 and include provisions for Ottawa County to recoup additional costs if they’re incurred.
In other business, the commissioners unanimously approved a resolution designating the county as a recovery zone to meet regulations of the federal treasury for bonds authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
In June, the treasury department released allocations for states, counties, and large municipalities and interim guidance for $25 billion of recovery zone bonds, which are two new types of debt created by the stimulus act to foster economic development.
The allocation includes $10 billion of recovery zone economic development bonds and $15 billion of recovery zone facility bonds authorized by the act.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department last week announced the promotion of two deputies from the corrections division to the patrol division.
Deputy Chad Milner and Sgt. Rachel Goetz will fill vacancies created by the resignation of Deputy Joe Vidal, who took a position with the security department at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, and the retirement of Sgt. Jeff Hickman.