Richmond Council Discusses Prisoner Confinement Contract

| February 12, 2013
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Concerns about a new confinement of prisoner contract at Monday night’s City Council meeting in Richmond.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Ron Brohammer:

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The City of Richmond currently houses any alleged lawbreakers in the Ray County Jail.  A new agreement has been brought forward.  Councilperson Bob Bond pointed out some changes that were previously unnoticed.  Brohammer said they will have the Department of Public Safety review the contract before they make any decisions.  Changes include a price increase of five dollars per prisoner, per day.

Council approved that McCart Street be widened.  The request was submitted because semi-trucks had trouble getting to an area business from the Highway.  There had also been complaints about schoolbuses.  It will be expanded about nine feet to the west.

It was a busy night in regards the the Richmond Police Department.  Holly Hayes was approved to become a full-time officer.  She will begin in a few days.  Council also granted the department permission to put in a grant request to MoDot.

Council also chose June first and June 29th as two potential dates for this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

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