Juvenile Center drainage problem now fixed

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Since the drainage problem around the county’s Juvenile Detention Center has been fixed and the outside insulation been added, the county is now planning to fix the cracks in the facility’s walls, something the county was reluctant to do before the other problems were addressed. At last week’s commissioners court meeting, Juvenile Detention Center Director Brian Swick reported on these improvements and also gave the monthly statistics on the Center.

“Gary Dyer said those cracks were not changing much since we fixed the drainage and the insulation,” County Judge Daniel Burkeen told Swick. “I hope it stabilized the building. I was talking to Sam (Callis, maintenance supervisor) about doing some repairs on those if you think it’s stabilized. He said it hasn’t moved much.”

“I think you and Sam were talking about doing some repair where we (get) some funding out of a probation fund account to fix another flume around there and catch a couple of gutters and get that away from deteriorating away from the walls, so we got that to fix that, too,” Swick said. “And some new cameras; that would come out of a different fund. It won’t come out of anything from the county.”

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