What is the total project cost?

Total project costs are approximately $13,500,000.  This includes a new law enforcement center (LEC) and courthouse updates.  An addition to the west side of the courthouse will including closing Jackson St and acquiring two lots.  The LEC which will house a 32-bed jail, Sheriff's offices, Emergency Operating Center/Training Room, and Communications (Dispatch) Center.  An atrium will attach the courthouse to the LEC and will include a lobby area with a public ADA elevator and restrooms and a secured area with its own elevator to transport inmates from the LEC/Jail to the 3rd and 4th floor court rooms.  The courthouse improvements include upgrades to the heating/cooling system, a window replacement project, and renovations to some offices.  

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1. Why is a new Jail needed?
2. Are the plans for just a jail?
3. What is the total project cost?
4. What is the cost to taxpayers?
5. Have officials done their homework?
6. Who is responsible for the jail?
7. Why is the project being planned now?
8. When will the project begin?
9. What will happen if we do nothing?
10. What is the cost of delaying the project?
11. Can the current Jail and Sheriff's Office be remodeled?
12. Can we tour the Jail and Sheriff's Office?
13. Where will the new facility be built?
14. How was the size of the facility determined?
15. Why not wait to build and would it save money?
16. Who is held in the jail?
17. Who oversees the Sheriff and Jail Administrator of the jail?
18. How will a new facility be different?
19. What safety/security issues does the current jail have?
20. What current issues does the Sheriff's Office have?
21. What is PREA and what impact is there on the Floyd County Jail?
22. Will this facility house the Charles City Police Department?
23. If the Jail and Sheriff's Office had been better maintained, would a new law enforcement center still be needed?
24. Why connect to the courthouse?
25. How does the law enforcement center compare in size to the current facility?
26. Why is the Communications Center being relocated?
27. Is this situation unique to Floyd County?
28. Where can I find more information on this project?