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Miller County Quorum Court to discuss city’s juvenile detention offer

by Greg Bischof | May 8, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- City officials' offer to help pay for juvenile detention will be the top discussion point at the Miller County Quorum Court meeting at 6 p.m. today at City Hall.

Quorum Court members will consider accepting an interlocal agreement with the city to help the county finance a $250 per juvenile per day cost.

Juveniles are being held at Lantz Lurry Juvenile Detention Center. The city has offered to contribute $80 per juvenile per day at least to the end of this year, at which time the county will seek to meet with the city officials again to see if the city can afford more.

Besides the city's $80 offer, the Quorum Court also will look at the city's reimbursing the county retroactively to January, once this year ends.

Arkansas city officials recently met with Miller County's Juvenile Jail and Budget Committee to hash out the agreement.

The county's JDC holds 10 to 32 juveniles, with about 80% of them being city inmates and 20% county inmates.

In other business, the Quorum Court will discuss reallocating money budgeted for the recently disbanded Pleasant Hill Fire Department to six of the county's remaining fire departments.

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