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Talks Resurface For A New Burkburnett Police Facility

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BURKBURNETT, TX (KAUZ) -

Talks about a new police department facility in Burkburnett have re-surfaced following a city council meeting Monday night.
The facility assessment was discussed in executive session and then a motion was passed by council to go into negotiations on two different properties.
One location is 124 East 1st Street and the other is 121 North Avenue B.
Despite that passing, a motion failed that would have called for a bond election to be held on May 7th.
Instead, a special meeting will be held to discuss a certificate of obligation.
City Manager Mike Whaley thinks it is just a matter of time before there are facility improvements. 
     "We will need to address the issue," Whaley said. "Now when you say in the future, whether that is this year, next year or in three years down the road, that is yet to be determined. But I can see something happening probably within the next three years and addressing that facility."
Last year the city conducted a facility assessment plan that graded city buildings.
The police department was at the top of the list.
Whaley says the city has looked at numerous options and a lot of work has went into the project.
That is why it has taken some time. 
If they build from the ground up, it would cost anywhere between 4.6 to 4.8 million dollars. 
Whaley also says the issue will have to be addressed because of the age of the building, which has been standing for more than 75 years.

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