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Contract Discussed for Police Patrols in Onaway

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The emotional debate over one northern Michigan police department continues.

This is a story 9 and 10 News has been following every step of the way as changes to the city of Onaway's police department could be coming soon.

In April, the city voted not to renew the former Onaway police chief's contract, cutting the one-man department in an effort to save money.

Tonight, the Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners discussed a new contract with the Presque Isle County Sheriff's Department.

The board motioned to forward a contract to the city to approve language changes made, which states Sheriff's deputies would patrol Onaway during the nighttime for 16 extra hours a week, as well as use utilities at the Onaway Police Department.

This would cost the city of Onaway $25,000 annually.

9 & 10's Meredith Barack and photojournalist Jeff Blakeman were at the meeting and have more on what progress was made.

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