The council is set to consider a measure authorizing the city to enter into a
Assistant City Manager
"These items were items that we knew were coming," Tyus said. "The pricing was where we expected, and so these three items and the financing would allow for the completion of this part of the project."
The council will vote on a
Currently, officers must keep equipment such as ticket books, riot helmets and batons in their vehicles and transport them to work each day, according to an informational memo distributed to council members. The new facility will provide space for those types of items as well as much-needed space to store evidence.
Also on the agenda is a
The council will also consider a
Tyus said a police station, by its nature, would have different needs than a typical office. The furniture will be used 24 hours a day.
"It's a constant operation. It doesn't stop," Tyus said. "The other thing is that, you're buying a different type of equipment because it's for police officers as well. They have a radio on one hip and a gun on the other, so it's got to be bigger and it's got to allow for those kinds of things."
The council in September agreed to a 20-year lease, with options for extension, with B.W. of
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