By Anderson County Commission Chairman Chuck Fritts
A question we need to be asking ourselves: “Would our citizens rather us house low-risk federal prisoners in the Anderson County Detention Facility, or would they rather we raise their property taxes by about 15 cents to fund the cost of staffing the new jail addition?” When you honestly look at it, these are the only two choices we really have.
As chairman, I don’t have the opportunity to speak during our meetings, so I’ll give you my comments in advance. I have “carbon copied” the press so you don’t have to worry about me violating the Sunshine Law with this information.
There is a proposal being presented to place a non-binding referendum on the ballot in August on whether or not to house “low-risk federal prisoners” in the Anderson County Detention Facility. This concerns me greatly for several reasons: [Read more…]