It appears Lee County has come up with a way to pay for a planned expansion of the county jail.
Lee County will add more beds to its jail to account for a growing population.
The Lee County Board of Supervisors says it needs more information before signing off on an expansion of the Lee County Correctional Center.
The panel hopes to obtain that information from Midwest Construction Consultants.
The Houghton-based firm oversaw the renovation and expansion of the jail that was completed just a couple years ago.
The board has agreed to pay MCC up to $2,500 to study the need for additional cells and to develop a proposal that includes usage, costs, and timeline.