Reardan city officials balk at increased jail costs
Town, county negotiating new contract
Last updated 9/1/2020 at 9:43am
REARDAN – A proposed increase to the cost of jail services that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office provides to the Town of Reardan has some officials frustrated, arguing the city can’t afford the increase.
Police chief Andy Manke shared with town council at their Aug. 20 meeting that the county didn’t seem to be willing to budge on a $63 per day cost to the town for inmates arrested by the police department and housed in the Lincoln County jail. The town has been charged a maximum of $200 per inmate at $100 per day, but not charged beyond that in the past.
County commissioner Rob C...