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Larger Budget Sought for Smyrna Police Station Expansion

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SMYRNA, Del.- The Smyrna Police Department is getting one step closer to expanding.

For years, the department has needed to expand the station to accommodate the growing population of the town.

"The need is the town's growing. And with the town the department needs to grow as well," said Lt. Norman Wood with the Smyrna Police Department.

In Tuesday evening's council meeting, members will discuss increasing the budget for the project. The bid is currently set at $3.8 million for the project. The department is hoping to increase the amount to $4.2 million.

"We just want to move forward, get this part behind us," said Lt. Wood. " We just want to move forward with the expansion and get everybody housed in the same location where we can work as one united together."

The additions will include things like a basement, as well as a secure prisoner entrance area and
an outside generator.

"Some things that will be critical to the project came in higher than the bids so far," said Smyrna Town Manager, Dave Huggs.

"To get those in we're actually over budget from what we had. So we want to include those things and do the building right from the start and have it completed the correct way," said Lt. Wood.

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