LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The third committee discussing changes to Lawton's Public Safety Facility met on Friday night. Mayor Fred Fitch has spoken out on the changes proposed during these meetings.
The committee is racing against time to put together their recommendation by next Tuesday's special council meeting.
The committee is the creation of councilman Caleb Davis. Councilmen Jay Burk, Sean Fortenbaugh and Randy Warren are also on the committee. They are looking into cutting costs for the Public Safety Facility, and Davis is specially looking into reducing the jail size and removing Fire Station One.
The Mayor feels Councilman Davis is wasting time and money looking into changes on a project that is already well underway.
"You don't build something in a city like this, or any building, for today only," Fitch said. "You don't do it. You're building to have use of that facility or use of a home or whatever for the future. And in this case a police station, a jail and a fire station, we need to get 40-50 years out of it."
The Mayor said changing any parts of the Public Safety Facility plan that took years and millions to create could cost the tax payers more to change.
The Mayor's full statement:
We will be reporting on the special meeting coming up next Tuesday, and on the final recommendation of this committee.