Oxford County, Maine

• Supporting materials for    tax commitment

• Airport Hanger options    discussed

• enacted 2016 budget

• Casino revenues boost    coffers by $1 million

• Robert Everett nominated to    Me Land Use Planning comm

• County considers drug dogs

 Police chiefs present state    of county law enforcement

• Commissioners OK pay to    Cumberland County Jail

• Airport contractor    honored for 45 years

Commissioners Okay new    contract for deputies

County,  state to overhaul    courthouse

Jail gets perfect inspection    score from state

Christina McAllister named    Deputy of the Year

Enacted 2015 county budget

County considers closing    regional Airport

Cost to restore jail to full    time pegged at $1.4 million

 911 dispatch - the glue    that  binds emergency    services

County tax levy by towns-15

Jail Administrator Ed Quinn
Oxford County Jail Administrator Capt. Edward Quinn addresses the legislative delegation as Oxford County Commissioners, from left, Timothy Turner of Buckfield, Steve Merrill of Norway and David Duguay of Byron listen Tuesday at the commissioners' office in Paris.

County Commissioners talk jail finances with lawmakers

by Monica Jerkins Staff Writer Sun Journal Dec. 16, 2015

PARIS — Oxford County's legislative delegation met with county commissioners, representatives from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office and jail administrative staff Dec. 15 to discuss options to close gaps in jail funding.

Since the state switched from a consolidated jail system, financial pressures have mounted for the county. Oxford County has all but depleted its $600,000 reserve account, according to County Administrator Scott Cole. This is mostly because of an arrangement with Cumberland County Jail to house inmates who need to be jailed for longer than the 72 hours.


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