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    Posted: Jul 31 2018 at 11:09am
UPDATE ON POLICE DEPARTMENT FACILITY: Mr. Brock said their police department is busting at the seams.
He  said  they  are  adding  eight  police  positions  this  year  but  don’t  know  where  to  put 
 them.  They  are considering a facility to accommodate fifty police officers.  They were 
considering a site directly behind the old high school. He said they first looked at the old IGA 
but couldn’t reach an agreement. He shared a map which showed the possible location of the new 
police department. He said the proximity to the city building is important. It's not the case that 
the land would be free. Mr. Brock asked how the school board felt about Police Department being 
expanded onto the old high school site. Mr. Guido said it is hard to decide since we don’t know 
what the police facility will look like on that site, Mr. Leeds said the architect would place the 
building  on  the  site  in  different  ways  and  if  a  facility  was  on  the  site,  it  could  
limit  the  possibilities.

Mrs. Stone said that property is valuable for future student growth. She said that we need to keep 
our options open and available, especially when it is several years in the future.  She said she 
doesn't know how we can decide now without knowing. Mr. Brock said it’s apparent that the school is 
not that far from needing more space.

Mr. Leeds said as a citizen of the area, is there any way to move the post office, and Mr. Brock 
said if the post office is asked to move then it would move out of town. Mr. Guido said he would 
look at the language in our property deed about what we can use the land for. He said the Matson 
family signed the deed, donating the property to the school. They gave the majority of the land to 
the school. Mr. Guido said we want to honor that original agreement, but if there is a way to 
benefit the School and City, we should at least investigate that possibility.  It was agreed that 
the Board’s lawyer should look at the property agreement to see if it can
be used by the City.

Mr. Catanzaro said he would be interested in looking at the possibility of having shared parking. 
Dr. Cagwin said we have three acres behind the bus garage that could support a building.  Mr. Catanzaro showed a visual of the property.

Source: JOINT WORK SESSION
OF THE MONROE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
JUNE 20, 2018

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" The [Monroe School] Board made the decision to build a new Elementary School on the old Lemon Monroe High School site."  Source:  
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Interesting discussion considering that only a few years ago they were willing to GIVE the property away.
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