Council Watch: Paying for the Police Station


Council takes up the question of police station financing again Monday. The plan is to figure out how to raise an additional $450,000 per year to meet annual debt payments on a $17 million station. They’ve narrowed their options here, which would be the logical thing to do if they were all on the same page, but some members are balking at further tax increases. If they refuse to raise the property tax rate or to impose a higher water meter surcharge, what happens next?

Seems to me some questions would be in order, such as how the proposed 55,000 square feet is to be used, or what we could get for $750,000 per year, or why Sycamore seems not to be having any problem building onto their station. But that’s just me. What say you?