City officials are taking the next step in their plans to build a new Public Safety Headquarters

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City officials are taking another step forward with their plans to build a new Public Safety Building.

Two new plans were added to the proposal. The project will now include upgrades to fire stations, as well as purchasing a new fire truck.

This proposal will ultimately be up to voters as council will look to add a levy to the november ballot in order to help pay for the new facility and upgrades.

The new facility would house both the fire and police headquarters.

Both the fire and police chiefs say they hope this project gets approved.

“Doing Capital improvements to these stations, you know we try to do a few things here and there every year but the budget constraints are what they are and this will be a way to exceed those budget constraints and get some of this week done that has been needed for quite sometime,” said Wheeling Fire Chief Larry Helms. 

“It’s a huge undertaking, it’s way overdue. The facilities that the Wheeling Police Officers have been working out of are severely undersized and out dated,” added Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger.

Chief Schwertfeger says that if voters are on the fence he encourages them to reach out and speak to a member of the Wheeling Police Department.  

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