Police Station Project Set to Move Forward

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

A recessed City Council meeting was pushed back until 4:30 Saturday afternoon where members of the Meridian City Council could vote on a revised lease agreement for the police station project which has now been stalled for months.

The meeting was pushed back after only two members of the Council were able to be on site Friday.

The project has been approved to move forward by a three to one vote, with Heritage Builders set to start on the project on Monday.

"As soon as the plans are released, which will be two to three weeks, we'll actually start moving forward," says Tim Allred with Hertiage Builders, "we do have some demolition work to do, prep work to do, so we will actually start Monday morning."

Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry released a statement tonight saying in part:

"There are many moving parts in this project, any one of them can throw off the completion date, and one did. Our deepest regret is that this delay prevents our police officers from getting a fully functioning work environment. That day is coming. Perhaps not as soon as we would like, but it is coming, without raising taxes."

You can see more details about this project at www.meridianms.org

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