PAULDING — Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers has reached a conclusion. He has decided that this is not the best time to set a levy to build a new jail before the voters of Paulding County.

“I have heard from some really good people along the way and taken their concerns to heart,” he stated. “The vast majority of the 180 residents that attended one of the meetings support putting a levy on this election. There were several folks that voiced their opposition, and I appreciated hearing their concerns.”

The idea of financing a new jail for the county with an operational levy was discussed at a series of meetings. The meetings were open to county residents.

“For those residents that spoke up about putting this on the ballot and letting the voters decide, I understand, but my heart tells me this is the right thing to do at this time. Rest assured my staff will continue to work with the numbers and keep the public informed. I will continue to work hard on the best deal for Paulding County.”

Landers noted that he was happy with the way the process worked out in the county and that he took a lot of good information away from the meetings.