The Toledo City Council swallowed hard and then voted to buy the old Columbia Bank Building just down Business 20 from JC Market.
Mayor Billie Jo Smith says now that the city has decided to buy it, the city is now developing a revenue flow sufficient to actually pay for it. Mayor Smith said it was too good of a deal to pass up, especially in the face of a dire need to move the current police station up and out of the tsunami zone.
Mayor Smith said the police department will be moving into their new headquarters in stages, with building renovations and modifications to make it a real police station. Mayor Smith said it will take a number of years to get it all 100% complete.