By Austin R. Eck
The Gillespie County Jail is one step closer to completion after actions by county officials.
During Monday’s Gillespie County Commissioners’ Court meeting, officials approved a series of startup expenses for the purchase of items that range from mattresses to food trays.
Commissioners approved the purchase of materials and equipment that totaled approximately $49,000.
The $49,000 stems from seven categories of goods that help make the jail functional. The largest expense comes from the purchase of uniforms, shoes, personal-care items and mattresses for inmates. The cost of these items is $18,133.58.
Another $16,765 will be used for pots, pans, cooking utensils and kitchen shelving.
While the first list of materials included various items from metal detecting hand wands to defibrillators, it is likely other purchases will be necessary.