Facility Planning Committee

The Courthouse, Jail, and Law Enforcement Facility Planning Committee was formed to assist the Board of Clay County Commissioners and the City of Vermillion City Council by reviewing the study performed in 2018 by Klein McCarthy Architects, exploring the options for meeting the identified facility needs, and providing recommendations. The volunteer committee consists of seven voting members, selected from applicants with a desire to serve the citizens of Clay County and five non-voting county and city officials who were selected due to their knowledge of the facilities.

Voting Committee Members:
Robert Fuller
Marty Gilbertson
Gregory Huckabee
Meghan McCauley
John Walker
Steven Waller, Chairman
Nate Welch

Non-Voting Committee Members:
County Auditor Carri Crum
County Sheriff Andy Howe
City of Vermillion Police Chief Matt Betzen
City of Vermillion City Council Member Richard Holland
City of Vermillion City Council Member Howard Willson

Resolution Declaring Necessity and Expediency for Issuance of General Obligation Bonds and Calling an Election (Please note that more information and public meetings will be forthcoming.)

Chronology of Committee Activity

Summary Report December 2020

Report of Public Survey Results

Video of Courthouse and Safety Center Issues

Click here to see the displays from the March 18th Public Listening Meeting. It should be noted that slides/pages 4 and 5 are a breakdown of the cost of remodeling the existing courthouse, which is encompassed within slides 1 and 2, what the renovations would entail, and also an explanation of the deficiencies within the jail with cost projections for transporting and boarding Clay County inmates if the jail has to be closed. 

Click here for a document containing other pertinent facts. 



The County Commissioners may choose to attend the Courthouse, Jail, & Law Enforcement Facility Planning Committee meeting on October 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be via Zoom and in person in the Commissioner Room at the Courthouse, 211 W. Main St. Masks are encouraged as the physical space is limited  

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