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County considering inmates for cleaning tasks

November 1, 2013

WACO, TX — McLennan County is still trying to figure out when and how county buildings should be cleaned, and who should be responsible for cleaning them, according to the Waco Tribune.

In August, the possibility of switching cleaning companies was introduced along with the possibility of using inmates for some of the work, the article stated.

According to the article, in early October, the court decided that Bison Environment would clean the restrooms in several county buildings, while inmate crews will be responsible for the public areas.

"The difficulty in hiring someone to clean the remaining offices revolves around the county's requirement for any contract vendors to have insurance, the premiums of which often are included in the cost of the contract," said County Judge Scott Felton.

"The smaller offices don’t have the budget to cover the cost of both the cleaning and insurance," Felton added.

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