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UPDATE: Bergman announces $17.9M USDA investment in Delta County

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Published: Jan. 25, 2018 at 1:31 PM EST
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UPDATE Jan. 25, 3:10 p.m.

Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman released a statement in response to Bergman's press release below, to provide some claifications.

"In October 2017 the USDA allowed Delta County to sign closing documents on a $17.9 million loan to construct a Sheriff's Office and Correctional Facility. The interest rate on the loan is 3.25% and the annual payment will be funded by a bond millage, which was approved by voters in November of 2016." "Although Delta County has been able to use loan proceeds since October, there were some additional requirements that needed to be met. Representative Bergman's announcement today reflects formal approval of these final requirements and Delta County thanks his office for assistance on the project."

According to a Michigan USDA release, the new building will have 201 total beds and the design includes built-in expansion capabilities to accommodate additional housing and mental health treatment needs.

The full document from the Michigan USDA release can be found in this article's Related Documents section.

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After meeting with constituents in Escanaba on Wednesday, Congressman Jack Bergman announced a $17.9 million investment by the United States Department of Agriculture for Mental Health, Sheriffs office, and jail facility in Delta County.

"Investing federal dollars back into Michigan's Upper Peninsula remains a constant priority for me. I'm pleased to announce the USDA investment in the long overdue upgrade of the Delta County Sheriffs Office, inmate housing facility, and public building." said Bergman.

USDA has announced that rural development funds will be used for the construction of a new jail facility in Delta County. The building will be used to house a new Sheriffs office, jail, and public building. In addition, the facility will have expansion capabilities on the south side for an addition mental health location or housing.

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