WICHITA COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - Wichita County Commissioners are spending close to $20,000 on what they are calling the blueprint for the new county jail.
At Monday's commissioner's court meeting they agreed to spend that money on site survey work.
They want to make sure the area near the Sprague Annex is in good condition.
Commissioners said this step in the project is a critical one moving forward because they have to have a good foundation to build on.
Biggs and Matthews Inc. will do the survey work in the coming months.
Precinct 4 Commissioner, Jeff Watts, said the court has worked hard to make sure it is a good site for the facility.
"We've done a lot of research on the Sprague facility, looking at the creation of the facility, the other properties, and what has never existed there," Commissioner Watts said. "We want to make sure we are clean and had a good starting point to begin this process with."
Commissioner Watts said he is excited about this step of the project and they will use the results in future decisions that are made.
Commissioner Watts and Judge Woody Gossom will continue to meet on a weekly basis with other parties on the next steps of the project.