Segway funding in place for Cynthiana Police Department

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By Becky Barnes

Soon a new type of patrol will be moving through the streets and sidewalks of Cynthiana.
It was announced at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission that funding has been received to make the Segway project a reality.
Ptl. Nathan Linville began seeking donations for the project less than two months ago. The cost for each unit is about $7,700.
Pledges as of Tuesday amounted to $7,320.
Initially, Linville said he would like to be able to get two units for Cynthiana.
In another matter, Commissioner Gary Brunker announced that the organizational audit of the Cynthiana Police Department is underway.
He said on Tuesday, Aug. 13, auditors will be in Cynthiana to have meetings with “stakeholders,” which he identified as those who work directly with officers, such as the sheriff’s department, Harrison Memorial Hospital, the court system, fire departments and ambulance service.
Also on Tuesday, there will be a community meeting that is open to the public.
On Wednesday, auditors will be riding along with police officers.
On-the-street interviews will be conducted on Thursday.
Friday afternoon will be open for anyone who did not make it to the community meeting or others who want to provide input to the report.
In other business, the commission:
•Heard Commissioner Roger Slade report that he has been working with Gary Royalty to develop a road plan. After the streets are prioritized for repaving, a public hearing will be scheduled.
•Heard  Commissioner Jack Keith report that the state has a six to eight acre tract of land along the bypass, between KY 356 and KY 36, formerly owned by Bundy Corp., where they will construct a new state road department garage.