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Wynne discusses need for new city hall, police station

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - The Wynne City Council recently discussed building a new city hall and police station to replace the current building built in 1955.

Mayor Bob Stacy said there are no concrete plans yet but they have organized a committee to spearhead this project. The committee with meet Tuesday to discuss whether to build a new building or renovate a building in the city. 

"It was tried a few years ago and then it wasn't successful but then one of my alderman came to me last month and said he's like to try it again," Stacy told Region 8 News. 

Over the past 60 years the city hall building has been used as a jail, municipal court and to house fire trucks. Stacy said his concern is not so much city hall but the police department that shares the building. 

"It's just a hodgepodge of little cubicles and rooms and it's just old and dirty," he said. "We do interviews from people in the break room and it's totally non profession."

Stacy said over the past 10 years renovations have been made to the fire department, Wynne Water Utilities, street and sanitation. The city hall building is the last municipal building to be upgraded. 

"We're right here on the main street, the building is old and kind of an eye sore," he said. 

Stacy said he would like to keep their location near the county courthouse if they decide to build a new building.The next step would to be to contact an architectural firm to discuss pricing and figure out the style of building and where it will be located. Stacy hopes to have some answers before the first of the year. 

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