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Jul 8, 2013 8:53 AM by AP/CS

Brusly to dip into reserves for police station

BRUSLY, La. (AP) - The Brusly Town Council is ready to charge ahead with the construction of a $2.3 million state-of-the-art administration building for its police department. It's an endeavor Mayor Joey Normand said will take a sizeable chunk out of the town's $1.5 million savings fund to complete.

Normand tells The Advocate he $800,000 withdrawal from the town's reserves will be used as matching funds to the $2.7 million state grant that's being used to fund most of the project.

Total construction cost for the new police building is $2.9 million. The funding also will cover the construction of a new maintenance barn for the police department and an archive building for the town.

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