Council approves spending $136K to repair Youngstown Police Department water damage

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Council approves spending 6K to repair Youngstown Police Department water damage
Council approves spending 6K to repair Youngstown Police Department water damage

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Councilman and former police officer, Jimmy Hughes says this was an essential move to ensure safety for Youngstown police officers.

Thursday, March 3rd 2022, 6:03 AM ESTCouncil approves spending 6K to repair Youngstown Police Department water damage

Youngstown City Council unanimously approved spending $136,000 to repair the damage caused by a major water leak that closed the Youngstown Police Department in December.

$40,000 is going to emergency restoration to fix the damage on the building’s fourth floor and $96,000 is going to water remediation for parts of the building damaged by the water leak.

Councilman and former police officer, Jimmy Hughes says this was an essential move to ensure safety for Youngstown police officers.

“The buildings are old and these things do happen, but add to that the oldness of the building. We should use every bit of available money to do it or condemn the building. Safety is the primary factor here,” Hughes said.

Youngstown was also given $300 from Youngstown United as One to pay for people’s smoke detectors who live in the city if they need a new one.