Russell Springs, Jamestown and county governments are working on renewing an interlocal agreement started last year aimed at addressing homelessness in Russell County.
The agreement provides for a total of $4,500 split evenly between the three entities ($1,500 each) that will provide a maximum two-night stay at a local motel for individuals determined as homeless by law enforcement.
The agreement also creates a homeless board that will consist of the Russell County Sheriff/designee, County Attorney/designee, Judge Executive/designee, Russell Springs Mayor/designee, and Jamestown Mayor/designee.
The fiscal court approved the renewal of the agreement last week, as did the Jamestown City Council. The Russell Springs City Council will bring the agreement up for a vote next month.
At last week’s Jamestown City Council meeting, Mayor Regena Hinton told WJRS News she believed the plan helped a lot of people in its first year.