By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County is looking for outside help on a planned jail for the area. The county approved the Request for Qualifications during its board meeting last week to address the 50-year-old Safety Building in Kewaunee. The facility routinely holds almost twice its capacity on a daily basis and is considered to be inefficient and in need of significant improvements. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says more than just the building itself will be studied during this RFQ process.
Joski hopes a consultant will be selected before the start of the new year as the county kicks off the study which will include a needs assessment, operational and architectural program, and a schematic design for a new or improved facility. No timeline for its completion has been set.