• December 19, 2014

Cove, Coryell County to split grant for police equipment

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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:30 am

GATESVILLE — Coryell County commissioners Monday approved an interlocal agreement with Copperas Cove to share more than $10,000 to aid law enforcement.

Under the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, the Copperas Cove Police Department and the Coryell County Sheriff’s Department will each receive $5,365.

The grant is allocated from the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sheriff Johnny Burks said his department will use the county’s share of the money to buy equipment for the Criminal Investigation Division.

Lt. Jeff Stoddard of the Copperas Cove Police Department said the city will replace worn-out Tasers.

In other action, the commissioners set a meeting Monday with residents of Road District 1 to discuss plans to pave Kenney and Nathan drives in the Sun Set Estates subdivision north of Cove.

After years of frustrating efforts to get the roads paved, residents voted last fall to create the road district to borrow $100,000 to pave the streets, then levy taxes to repay the loan. The vote was unanimous.

The commissioners, who sit as the directors of Road District 1, will discuss the cost of a hydrology study for the project during the 6 p.m. meeting Monday at the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation office at 210 S. First St.

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