Burleigh County Undecided on Jail Funds | VideoJoel Porter | 1/7/2013
Commissioners say they don`t yet know how much a new jail would cost, but they`d like to begin planning for ways to pay for it. "Nobody wants to fund a jail. That`s one of those things. But they`re much more acceptable to a sales tax," county commissioner Doug Schonert said.
"If you think this is going to come without a tax increase of some kind, it`s going to happen," said County Commission Chair Jerry Woodcox.
Burleigh County has the authority to raise property taxes by up to ten mills. County leaders will meet with Morton County leaders next week to discuss splitting the cost of a detention center.