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Forest Park cops get cash boost

FOREST PARK — Forest Park City Council will vote Monday night on two items that will boost the budget of the police department, according to the agenda released Friday.

The first item asks Council to consider an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with Walmart Foundation to add $500 to the police budget. According to its website, the Walmart Foundation provides opportunities that improve the lives of people in the communities served by the company.

"Through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism, the Walmart Foundation supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in our four main focus areas — education, workforce development and economic opportunity, environmental sustainability and health and wellness," states the website.

The second item asks Council to consider an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice for an assistance grant of $14,637. The money will be added to the police budget.

In other Council business, a plaque from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be presented for the city's outstanding performance and participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.

The work session starts at 6:30 p.m. and is followed at 7 p.m. by the regular meeting. The public is invited to attend and sign up to make comments during the public comments portion of the meeting. Each person who signs up is given three minutes to address Council on any issue.