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Sioux City Police Department lobbies for money for dilapidated facility

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV)- Sioux City's leaders met for a full day to take a first stab at figuring out the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.    

In the process, they discovered a police department in dire need of some long-term renovations.

Captain Mel Williams and Police Chief Doug Young spoke to the city council about their staff's working conditions.

They mentioned a leaky roof and walls, which may mean mold, and a sewage disposal system that they say is in bad need of an upgrade.

Young says they've been temporarily fixing these problems for years, but it's time for a more permanent solution.

"We've continually put band-aids on things for the last four or five years, and now it's time to really think about doing some different things here to solve the problems that we've got," Chief Doug Young, Sioux City Police Department.

The Sioux City Council will continue to debate the budget for the next two months.
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