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Kingman County to vote on new jail, law center

Published on -9/5/2013, 9:04 AM

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KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kingman County residents will vote next month on two tax proposals that would fund a new jail and law enforcement center.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/17avMxr ) one ballot issue on the Oct. 29 ballot would create a quarter-cent sales tax, effective July 1, 2014, that would continue for 20 years. The second question would extend an existing three-quarter-cent tax for two more decades. That tax is set to expire in 2021.

If the taxes are approved, the county would build a 32-bed jail, offices for the Kingman County sheriff and Kingman police departments, an emergency operations center, a 911 call center, and records and evidence storage.

The current law enforcement center and jail are housed in an apartment building constructed in 1959.

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