County opts to use city as jail electric provider

By Matt Ward —

Concerned with potentially costly litigation and project delays, Gillespie County commissioners rescinded approval of a Central Texas Electric Cooperative proposal to provide electricity at the new Gillespie County Jail facility during a special meeting Monday.

As a result of the unanimous decision, the City of Fredericksburg was chosen to provide electricity to the $15 million jail facility under construction behind the existing Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center and scheduled for opening by the end of 2014.

“All we were trying to do was get the best deal for our taxpayers, basically,” Commissioner Donnie Schuch said. “That’s what we’re here to do, to save where we can and that’s why I was willing to look at both proposals (city and CTEC.)”

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