Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Terry J. Collins, Director
 
 
 
LIMA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION STUDY COMMITTEE
TO CONDUCT INITIAL MEETING
 
WHAT:            Initial meeting of the Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee
 
The Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee will conduct their initial meeting, to include adopting operating procedures for the committee. Additional points of discussion shall include the procedures to be utilized in selecting a consultant to conduct the independent feasibility study, as well as the scheduling and location for the committee to hear public testimony.
 
WHEN:            Tuesday, October 30, 2007
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:          Riffe Center
77 S. High Street
Columbus, Ohio
19th Floor, Conference Room 1952
 
WHO:              The creation of the Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee was approved by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Ted Strickland in Amended Substitute House Bill119, the FY 2008-09 budget bill.
 
Terry Collins, Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, shall serve as chairperson of the committee. The members of the committee include Senator Stephen Austria, Senator Timothy Grendell, Representative Robert Hagan, Representative Robert Latta, Senator Lance Mason, Senator Shirley Smith, Representative John White, and Representative Tyrone Yates.
 
WHY:              The Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee is charged with objectively reviewing the status of the Lima Correctional Institution, which was closed in 2003, and procuring an independent feasibility study to examine the highest and best future use for the facility. The Committee shall consider the results of the independent study and submit a report of their findings to the Governor, President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives no later than April 1, 2008.
 
CONTACT:     Questions regarding the initial meeting of the Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee may be directed to Julie Walburn, DRC Coordinator for the Committee, at 614-752-1680. Requests to receive future meeting notices may be submitted to drc.limacommittee@odrc.state.oh.us.