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Police issues topic of Grand Coulee Council


It was Grand Coulee’s turn last night to address where its police contract with Electric City is going.

Two council members were instrumental in working out an arrangement that would extend Grand Coulee’s police contract with Electric City for one year, allowing time to study how or if the two cities could develop a joint police department.

Councilmembers Erin Neilson and David Tylor met with their Electric City counterparts, Aaron Derr and John Nordine, July 3 to hammer out the plan.

The current contract between the two cities ends Dec. 31, 2014. It calls for Electric City to pay $77,000 this year and then go up to $115,000 for the extended contract year.

Electric City has already moved forward on the proposal, with all four of its council members giving the nod on the plan to hold a public meeting July 22, beginning at 7 p.m. at the fire station. That will give the public an opportunity to comment on the city going for a primary election safety levy, Aug. 5, to help pay its part of a shared department.

Tylor and Neilson outlined the Thursday meeting and plan for the other council members last night.

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