(Harlan) The Harlan City Council approved the purchase of some land last week to expand the Police Department Headquarters in downtown Harlan. Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox says the city purchased a lot that formerly housed an apartment complex that was destroyed by fire last fall. Cox says this will add an additional 2,000-to-2,100 square feet.
“We have needed more room for our Police Department,” stated Cox, who admitted details are still being worked out, but the offices in the back of the current police Department could be remodeled to include an emergency break area and a file room for both the Police Department and the city clerk’s office.
“In the near future we have a footprint that we want and we will get it designed and go out of bids and add to the Police Department,” said Cox. “And we will remodel the existing Police Department and make that our new Council Chambers.”
The city will purchase the land for $16,000, and forgive the land owner for fire department costs.
May 13, 2013