Board of Commissioners to hear New Macomb County Jail Millage Proposal

MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – The Office of the County Executive (OCE) is expected to ask the Board of Commissioners to approve a $375 million new jail project, contingent on funding approval.Macomb County Jail

The funding mechanism recommended by the OCE is a 21 year .98 millage. The breakdown for the millage is as follows:

  • .78 mill would fund the $375 million proposed new jail;
  • .20 mill would support the operation and personnel costs associated with the proposed new jail.

For a home with a total cash value of $150,000, .98 mill would cost a homeowner $73.50 a year for the length of the proposed millage (21 years).

If placed on the ballot and approved by voters, the funds from the millage would be used to repay a bond issued by Macomb County to pay for the proposed $375 million new jail project.

As part of the new jail proposal, if the facility housed:

  • 1,250 beds: 86 additional personnel are being requesting, including corrections deputies and pretrial specialists;
  • 1,518 beds: 108 additional personnel are being requested, including corrections deputies and pretrial specialists.

What: Joint Records and Public Safety/Government Oversight Committee Meeting

When: June 19, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Where: Ninth floor of the Macomb County Administration Building. Paid parking is available in the adjacent parking structure.

No final decisions or recommendations will be made by the Board at the June 19th meeting.

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