HIGHLAND | The Town Council has approved a bond issue for constructing a new police station.
The council acknowledged the required number of 50 taxpayers signed a petition to build and finance the station, which will stand at the northeast corner of Ridge and Cottage Grove Avenue, next to Town Hall.
Town Attorney Rhett Tauber said approximately 100 signatures were acquired.
With that foundation, the council approved a 22-year lease agreement between the Highland Public Building Corp. and the town.
The process is similar to how the Lincoln Center and Public Works building were financed, Tauber said.
The lease also temporarily includes Town Hall even though it is already paid for.
There is an "open, operational and occupied" requirement for the lease payments to begin, Clerk-Treasurer Michael Griffin said.
The council also approved issuing bonds totaling about $10.6 million.
Construction of the facility is slated to begin by the end of July with completion expected in July 2015.