Public Safety Center Meeting Tonight at TSB (Audio)

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will hold a Committee Meeting tonight at the Titonka Savings Bank in Forest City to discuss the implications of building the Public Safety Center in Forest City. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 6pm.

State Jail Inspector Delbert Longley will answer questions from the committee and public. The committee will also review the cost of sending prisoners to other county jail facilities. Currently the county jail is the old hospital facility.

The committee will review site locations. One site remains the strongest and the county has received a price to purchase the land. So far, all Winnebago County Supervisors have initially approved the site. Further discussion will follow.

The committee will also hear from Mayor Rick Skjeie on the involvement of Forest City in putting their police department in the county building. Supervisor Terry Durby said that some people outside of Forest City have voiced opposition to the idea:

If there is no immediate involvement on the part of Forest City, there could be room in the future according to Durby:

The committee will look at costs to the county and potentially approve a final plan and project budget.