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May 10, 2013

Nederland Police find temporary home

NEDERLAND — A 3,600 square foot space next to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop may become the temporary home for Nederland Police Department.

City leaders are searching for a spot to temporarily relocate the police department when their current location undergoes major renovation. The leasing issue between the city and Albanese Nederland SPE, LLC, was up for discussion recently and city council members postponed the vote because of questions about the verbiage.

The big move wouldn’t take place until the summer, somewhere in the last week of July or early August, Nederland City Manager Chris Duque said. The city has allocated about 450,000 for the police department to temporarily relocate for about a year.

“The landlord will have to do some build-out to meet the needs of the police department for a secure location for evidence,” Duque said, adding the issue is nearly resolved.

The location is on the Twin City Highway side of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush explained.

“Parking will be in the front of he area where we will be housed and along the back as well,” Bush said. “The building has some office space now that needs renovation to the interior.”

Bush said the temporary location will include signage to indicate the space is being used by the police department.

While the police move to one location, the fire department is looking at a location very near the fire station. Mid-County Dispatch, which is the emergency call center for all Mid-County emergency calls, will remain at its current location on Boston Avenue. The city’s information technology department is busy preparing for the move.

“The department is already developing venues for how the buildings will communicate with each other to ensure the software we utilize for everyday business continues to operate,” Duque said.

Phone numbers will remain the same for continuity.

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