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Police station costs come in over budget

Rendering of new Tupelo Police Dept.
Rendering of new Tupelo Police Dept.
Reported by: Jessica Albert
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Updated: 3/20 10:35 am
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Costs for Tupelo's new police station are coming in a little over budget.

Just a couple weeks ago, the city council increased the budget for the station from $8.8 million to $10 million.

Now, estimates are coming in at $11 million, but the council won't give anymore money to the project.

The police department said it wants a station that will last them for 50 years, but they will have to do it within the $10 million limit.

"[I] feel certain that we can build an adequate building for $10 million that addresses the needs of the Tupelo Police Department and adequately ensures room for future growth," Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said.

Shelton also said the police chief and his architect have gone back to the drawing board to lower the cost.
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