Once the study is complete, McKenrick said county officials can move forward with a clearer vision for the jail.
"When this is complete, we will have a better idea what size of a facility and cost so we can go to the voters with a more concrete idea of what we need," McKenrick said. "We're not locked into anything that comes out of the study. We're exploring and getting more information to do outreach and get feedback from the citizens."
The layout The current jail, which was built in 1969, has 44 beds, including a six bed work release area. There are an additional 10 beds available as temporary housing for less than 24 hours.