Planning on tap for county officials in 2020

  • The Hartwell Sun
    The Hartwell Sun

Facility improvements, economic development, reviewing county ordinances and restoring relations in Bowersville are among the things county officials hope to see in the new year.
Overcrowding at the jail has recently been an issue, with a Hart County Grand Jury recommending a new facility again in 2019. Hart County Board of Commissioners Chairman Joey Dorsey, who recently announced he’ll be running for office again in 2020, said he hopes to address it this year, but ultimately wants to leave the decision to build a new jail up to the voters.
“We’d like to see our jail population down to where we wouldn’t have to do anything from a jail standpoint, but that day is coming. Every day that passes, that day gets closer and closer to having to build the jail.”
Dorsey doesn’t think a new jail is necessary this year, but he said the county will be monitoring the situation closely. He said the way the jail was constructed, a new jail would be required because there is nowhere to add on to the current facility.