New police station coming to Brusly
POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 6:04pm
BRUSLY, LA (NBC33) — The town of Brusly is about to get a new police station; that's according to the town's Mayor Joey Normand.
The mayor said the current police department building is getting old, and it would be cheaper to build a brand new building.
The mayor says the town only has to pay 25 percent of the bill which is around $800,000.
The state will pay the final $2.5 million for the project. The town received funding through the state's capital outlay program.
Mayor Normand says the town will have to pull that money out of savings, but it won't cost tax payers any extra money. He says it's a great investment for the town.
"It's a very good thing that the town has been so prosperous for so many years. We have been able to build up a large surplus," Mayor Normand said. "I'm sure there are plenty of communities that wish they could put up 25 percent of cash money and not have to raise taxes or do anything else."
Town officials say there is still a lot of paper work to do before they can get bids on the project, but they hope to have construction start by Christmas.
The new facility will included an administrative building, police department, maintenance unit, emergency command, and a workout room for town employees.