Miller County purchases land for solar farm to aid in energy effectiveness


TEXARKANA, Ark. — To source at the very least one particular or much more of its governing administration buildings with power performance advancements, Miller County officers are wanting at putting in a photo voltaic farm.

County officers just lately put in about $76,000 to acquire and crystal clear about eight acres of formerly non-public land outside the house the Texarkana, Arkansas, town limitations on South State Line Avenue, reported Miller County Judge’s Office Administrative Assistant Carla Jenkins.

Though a time table for ending and opening the farm hasn’t nonetheless been founded, Jenkins claimed delivering a lot more heating, lights, cooling and other electricity efficiencies would probably be extended initially to the sheriff’s workplace and jail building in the 2300 block of East Road. The building’s jail, which opened in late 2002, can hold additional then 300 inmates.

Besides the variety of individuals the composition holds, Jenkins included that the building operates 24 hrs a day,seven days a 7 days — making it a key candidate for an power effectiveness up grade.

“Proper now, we’re hunting at the sheriff’s place of work and jail making for initially thing to consider,” she explained.

Aside from the county’s law enforcement and correctional developing, Jenkins said that probably the county’s courthouse or its health unit at 503 Walnut St., which made use of to be the previous Micheal Meagher Memorial Medical center and later St. Michael, would be the other properties that could finally make use of vitality effectiveness offered by the farm, since both of those structures draw in bigger portions of in-and-out general public targeted traffic.