Mayville Council Approves New Police Laptops, Dog Park

(Mayville) The Mayville Common Council Monday night approved the purchase of new four laptop computers for the police department. The money will come from the city’s cable fund and will total $15,952. Alderman Bob Smith says the computers the police offers were using are five years old and were starting to fail. Smith says the new devices will also work better with Spillman, a county-wide records management system. He says the new military-grade laptops will be used inside of squad cars but police officers will be able to remove them if need be. The old computers will be phased out and eventually sold. Smith says the money from the sale will go into the general fund. The common council also gave the go ahead on a new dog park which will be located adjacent to the east parking lot of the TAG Center. The plan was spearheaded by community members with the city offering to match the first $5,000 dollars raised. To date the group has collected $6,000 dollars in donations for the project that is estimated to cost roughly $9,400 dollars. Park hours will be from dawn to dusk, there will be no cost to enter and only licensed dogs will be allowed inside. A donation box will be posted for those wishing to help with the upkeep of the park.