Council explores expanding police station

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The Stillwater City Council directed staff Tuesday to seek proposals for potentially expanding the Police Department facility.

Staff will start the request for proposal (RFP) process and seek RFPs during the next couple of weeks. Since the city is currently looking into building a new fire station in connection with a new U.S. Army National Guard Armory, the council discussed the SPD’s current space issues at a recent city council retreat, said Community Development Director Bill Turnblad.

Turnblad said that the RFP process would look at the SPD’s space needs and existing fire station space and cost of reconfiguring fire station space into police space.

During the meeting the city council also:

* Honored John Buckley, the assistant fire chief, for 31 years of service with a retirement plaque.

* Approved Ordinance 1047 regarding building demolition.

* Approved a combination liquor license for Domacin LLC.

* Appointed Brian Larson to the Heritage Preservation Commission.;