Moscow voters endorse bond for new police station

Moscow voters have approved a general obligation bond to build a new police station.

69.3 percent of voters on Tuesday voted in favor of the 10-year, $9.6 million measure to construct a new Moscow Police Department facility on the corner of South Main Street/U.S. Highway 95 and Southview Avenue. Most of the bond covers the new station, while the rest pays for remodeling the existing police station on East Fourth Street to accommodate other city office needs, and the Paul Mann Building next to Moscow City Hall.

The bond cleared the two-thirds supermajority needed to pass.

The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayer on the bond is $85 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value.

City staff will work on the police facility’s design this summer and early fall with the goal of seeking bids on the project this winter. Construction would then be expected to start next spring. (Lewiston Tribune)