Consideration to Approve an Agreement with Sweetwater County
The City of Green River currently has an agreement with Sweetwater County to use their detention facility to house municipal offenders sentenced to a jail term. The City pays a fee in order for the County to house these offenders. Over the last several years, the County has seen a rise in costs associated with housing inmates and, as such, needs to raise their housing rates to accommodate these rising costs. Currently, the rate for housing adult inmates is $85.00 per day. The County is seeking to raise that cost to $125.00 per day, which is consistent with average housing costs across the State of Wyoming and will help them cover their rising costs. They have drafted a new agreement reflecting this fee change.
Suggested Motion: I move to approve the Sweetwater County Detention Center Offender Detention Agreement and authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement, pending legal approval.