Sedgwick County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. today with a full agenda that will include a discussion about whether to refund about $120,000 to nine cities.
The county began charging cities an hourly fee in 2008 to house inmates in jail on only municipal charges. Nine cities paid immediately; others refused, and the county sued. Two cities did not incur any charges.
Those that refused to pay eventually settled with the county, paying amounts equal to 26 percent to 37 percent of what they owed for 2008 and 2009.
Commissioners want to refund 80 percent of fees paid by the cities that paid from the start, saying it’s the equitable way to do business.
The commission meets in its chambers on the third floor of the courthouse, 525 N. Main. Meetings are open to the public.