The Hopkinsville Police Department is one step closer to getting a new building.
After more than an hour of discussion tonight, Hopkinsville City Council passed an ordinance in its first reading to finance a new municipal building.
The measure passed on a nine to three vote with Council members Paul Henson, Charlie Henderson and Anne Cherry voting no.
Prior to voting, Councilman Henderson was among other Council members who expressed their concern about the city’s proposed multi-million dollar plan to renovate the current municipal building to house the police department.
According to Henderson the current proposed plans comes with a hefty cost and that he believed officials should use a common sense approach and spend half the money and still provide the police department with a spacious building.
All council members were present during tonight’s council meeting.