Sedgwick County commissioners have voted unanimously to approve a settlement with the city of Wichita over back jail fees.
Wichita City Council members approved the same agreement Tuesday.
The agreement calls for the city to pay back jail fees by giving the county several pieces of property, including multiple parcels in Furley in the northeastern part of the county.
The agreement will settle a lawsuit the county filed against Wichita — as well as four other cities in the county. The county began charging a $2.09 hourly fee in 2008 to cities that brought inmates to the jail on municipal charges.
The city owes about $10.2 million and will settle the majority of that debt at a rate of 37 percent, paid by property.
The city will begin paying the fees in cash next year.
Commissioners said they were glad the city and county were able to come to an agreement.
Read more in Thursday’s Eagle.