MADISON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Starting today, the City of Huntsville will host a series of Town Hall meetings to host question-and-answer sessions regarding the proposed new jail in Madison County.
According to a social media post, the city will hold five events before election day, from October 12-October 27. A proposed 1% sales tax increase to help pay for the new jail will be on the November 8 ballot for Madison County voters. Additional funding will come from a savings account that was created years ago, according to Quorum Court Judge Frank Weaver.
An advisory committee has reportedly narrowed down its search to four potential locations for a new jail and already has plans and a proposed cost for the facility.
The dates and locations of the town hall events are:
- October 12 – Hindsville Fire Department
- October 14 – Clifty Fire Department
- October 18 – Huntsville High School Cafeteria
- October 25 – Kingston VFW Building
- October 27 – Wesley Fire Department
All meetings are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.