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City to consider building public safety facility

LAWTON, Okla._ The City of Lawton is moving forward with their plans to hire a company to determine the feasibility and potential cost to build a brand new public safety facility. 

The needs assessment, which the city council approved at Tuesday night's meeting, will cost the city $42,280.  

The city is looking at the possibility of building a structure in the downtown area that would house the police department, Central Fire Station and possibly other public safety administrative offices.

As a source of funding, some council members have voiced support of creating a half cent public safety tax to replace the half cent tax currently funding improvements in the Lawton Public Schools. That tax is set to run out in December. 

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