Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court recently elected to go with a 15-year certificate of obligation bond in the amount of $5 million to complete the justice center and county jail expansion, reducing the interest on the bond paid by the taxpayers by $800,000.
Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley said the county is in good financial shape and interest rates are at their best. Judge Hurley added that the county currently needed at least $4.2 million more to finish the project, as had always been estimated. He said the remaining funds will go toward the animal control facility and other projects.
“We are trying to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ money and get the most quality construction for the fairest cost,” Hurley said. “These two projects, the justice center and the jail expansion, are essential to the county’s responsibility to constitutionally and efficiently run the justice system for our county’s citizens.”