Vigo County taxpayers will have to wait a little while longer to see if they’ll have to pay a higher local income tax to help fund a new jail.
A quarter percent of the increase is temporary, and meant to pay for a proposed $60 million county jail.
Vigo County residents gathered Thursday evening for a public forum to discuss plans for a new county jail.
Vigo County Councilman Brendan Kearns is continuing public discussion on new jail through a survey on Facebook.
The newest location is farmland on the corner of Springhill Drive and Indiana 63 across from the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute.
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Progress on the a proposed new Vigo County Jail is stalled as county and Terre Haute officials spar over the location.
Vigo County Commissioners announced Wednesday their decision to withdraw their choice for the new jail at a site along the Wabash River.
Some are accusing the Terre Haute mayor of supporting the project only because he's hoping it will help his city's struggling budget.
Mayor Bennett says the tax increase is not to make the budget bigger, it's to pay for existing services that lost funding when revenues decreased.