Chatham commissioners approve $12M project for Memorial Stadium & CorrectHealth extension

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting today, Nov. 3, with several big items on their agenda.

They started off the meeting by approving $12 million for changes and improvements to Memorial Stadium. The Memorial Stadium work is expected to be finished in 2019, and improvements will include updates to the field, stands, and lights.

Construction will affect the 2018 football season.

The Commission also approved an extension to their contract with CorrectHealth for Inmate Healthcare Services at the Detention Center. The extension will last until June 2018.

There was no discussion during the meeting about CorrectHealth, but Commissioner Chester Ellis (District 8) voted against the item saying he disagrees with the contract.

Sheriff John Wilcher was also at the meeting, but once the CorrectHealth contract was approved, he left. Chairman Al Scott says Sheriff Wilcher will have some say in the healthcare provider, and will be on the panel to look at bids.

CorrectHealth will be allowed to re-bid for the contract, and the extension is just temporary.

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