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Odessa to pose law enforcement levy

Levy would help fund department

ODESSA — The town is hoping that local taxpayers are willing to help town officials solve an issue that’s been prevalent here for some time: Difficulty finding a second police officer to create a two-person police department.

The solution, the town hopes, is for a levy lid lift to offer a more competitive wage, according to a letter sent to Odessa citizens by Mayor Bill Crossley.

“It has become hard for small towns like Odessa to compete with larger communities when trying to hire officers because we cannot match their higher salaries,” Crossley said. “Many smaller community around us no longe...

 

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