CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) — Police in Crisfield who moved into a former bank building after Hurricane Sandy damaged the police station’s roof won’t be making the bank a permanent home.
The Daily Times of Salisbury reports Crisfield Mayor Percy Purnell blocked the idea of a permanent move from going to the city council for a vote. Some residents saw a permanent move as a good idea because the bank building has a vault and bulletproof windows.READ MORE: 7 Shot, Including 5 Teenagers, In West Baltimore Friday Night
But Purnell says the move would be too expensive, especially when the city has a $83,000 budget deficit.READ MORE: ‘We Want To Prevent This From Happening Again’ Witnesses Describe Deadly Collision Between Fire Truck And Dirt Bike Rider In Baltimore As Advocates Call For Solutions
Purnell says police won’t return to their building until repairs are made. He said a new roof and other repairs would be paid for by insurance.MORE NEWS: 'It's Ridiculous': Drivers React To Increase In Gas Prices
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