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Paynesville Press - April 3, 2002

Township and city agree on new five-year police contract

By Michael Jacobson

Paynesville Township and the city of Paynesville have agreed to extend their police contract for another five years.

Both entities approved a new contract last week, which will start on April 11, 2002, and run until April 10, 2007.

The contract calls for the Paynesville Police Department to spend 1,200 hours per year covering Paynesville Township, at a cost of $32,611 for the year. The cost per hour is $27.18. If the police spend more time than 1,200 hours, the township will be billed by the hour using that hourly rate.

The cost for future years of the contract will be negotiated on a year-by-year basis.

According to the contract, the Paynesville Police will be responsible for patrolling township roads, responding to calls, testifying at trials, responding to complaints, conducting investigations, conducting an insufficient funds check education program, meeting with prosecuting attorneys, and maintaining records.

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