Welcome to Lamar County!



Welcome to Lamar County, Georgia, a place of growth and development filled with tradition and small town values. Lamar County, with rolling landscapes and pecan and pine trees, is a fantastic place to raise your family, start your business, or establish an industry. Home is Just Better Here!

 Lamar County Notifications

Lamar County Detention Facility

Built in 1992 with a capacity of 152 Beds and a Sheriff’s Office staff of 26

Two Grand Jury Recommendations to upgrade or replace –2014 & 2017

Design flaw creates lack of supervision from control center operator

Now lack of Administrative Space – CID, Investigation, Patrol & Admin Staff                    

Outdated:

            Plumbing         Security/Locks                   Lighting

            HVAC – 26 units need replacing                 Roof Leaks

            Kitchen Fixtures /Appliances                      Electrical

Average Cost Over the Last 4 Years

Maintenance Costs                                                                   Operating Costs

            $103,734                                                                                 $949,967

Financial Analysis

Inflation Impact on Now vs. Later on $14,600,000
Base Year Projected Cost Inflation Cost % of Facility Millage Additional Bond Interest
Now $14,600,000   100% 1.469  
Wait 1 Year $15,154,800 $554,800 95% 1.496 $563,350
Wait 2 Years $15,730,682 $1,130,682   1.549 $1,118,900
Wait 3 Years $16,328,448 $1,728,448 90% 1.585 $1,666,500
Wait 4 Years $16,948,929 $2,348,929   1.629 $2,203,100
Wait 5 Years $17,592,989 $2,992,989 75% 1.675 $2,728,300
Wait 6 Years $18,261,522 $3,661,522      1.722 $3,241,700