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Future unclear for proposed new Ashland police station

ASHLAND, WI — The future of a new police station in Ashland is still anyone’s guess.

Back in February, a plan to create a redevelopment authority to fund a new $4.4 million police department was approved by city councilors by a 6-4 margin. But it required a two-thirds vote to go into effect.

On Tuesday night, city officials say none of the four councilors who voted “no” agreed to reconsider their vote, leaving the matter in limbo for now.

A spokesperson for Mayor Deb Lewis says it can’t be reconsidered again for at least 90 days since the initial vote.

Proponents of a new department say support for a new station is still strong.

The current police station is in the basement of City Hall.

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Billy Wagness

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