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Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Supervisors have hired the group HMC Architects to complete the design work for the new Juvenile Detention Facility.

In March of 2009 the County was approved for a $16,000,000 state grant through SB 81 to build the facility, which is estimated to cost a total of $18.4 million. The remaining money will be covered by the county. The construction cost includes the $1.4 million contract with HMC.

The contract was approved Tuesday with a 4-1 vote. District Three Supervisor Evan Royce indicated that he’d rather see funding saved for the future Jail complex, or to repair county roads, than to build a Juvenile Detention Facility.

The Juvenile Detention Facility is on schedule to be completed by 2015. It will be located at the Law and Justice Center Property off Old Wards Ferry Road.