Police budget slated to rise 1.43% in 2017

(Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL – The cost of operating the city’s police force is projected to jump a quarter million dollars in 2017.

The preliminary police budget, being reviewed Wednesday by the police board, has a overall submission of $18,382,205.

That’s $258,589 or 1.43 per cent more than 2016.

The budget includes the contractual salary and benefit obligations which are slated to rise 2.07 per cent.

Another factor on the increase is the capital budget which will more than double from $60,250 to $124,000 in 2017.

Police Chief Dan Parkinson will outline details when the board meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at city hall.