Penny Sales Tax Buys New for MPD

Penny Sales Tax Buys New for MPD

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It was show and tell time Wednesday for the police department, showing off new motorcycle units thanks to the penny sales tax.

The department rolled out seven brand new Harley Davidson motorcycles for traffic enforcement.
The bikes cost about $185,000 dollars.

Officials say they wanted to make public safety upgrades a priority using the penny sales tax.

The police department is still waiting on about 70 new officer cruisers, as well as segway units for use downtown.

The mayor says new equipment is also headed to the fire department and public works as part of the penny tax.

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