by Shannon Cay
YELLVILLE, Ark. – Marion County Sheriff Joan Vickers endorses the current plan for the proposed construction of a new Law Enforcement Center.
The currently jail facility was deemed out of compliance by the State of Arkansas, last year. Since then, the Sheriff’s Department has been working on a plan to build a 7.8 million dollar, 94 bed jail hinging upon voter approval of a one cent sales tax…
Sheriff Vickers says the new center would be located in land already owned by the county in the Yellville Industrial Park. She says it would increase jail space, while also giving deputies additional space for offices and dispatch.
Vickers says she would like voters in Marion County to weigh the costs…
If voters did approve the proposal, 3/4ths of the one cent tax would sunset in about 15 years and the fourth cent tax would stay in place to operate and maintain the law enforcement center.
Sheriff Vickers says a new jail is desperately needed in the county and she invites people who have questions or concerns to give her a call.