Gluckstadt obtains land for police department
GLUCKSTADT – The Lucky City has obtained two acres of land to construct a building for the police department and municipal court, Mayor Walter Morrison announced last week.
The current Police Department and Municipal Court are housed at Gluckstadt City Hall.
“Last legislative session, the legislature appropriated $1,000,000 for this purpose,” Morrison said. “I want to especially thank Speaker Philip Gunn, Lt. Gov. Hosemann, Sens. Walter Michel, Josh Harkins, Briggs Hopson and Reps. Jill Ford, Karl Oliver and John Read. Without their hard work and dedication to helping the city get started, none of this would have been possible.”
Morrison said the two acres of land were obtained from developer Anthony Morrison (no relation to the mayor).
“Anthony Morrison sold the city one acre of land at this cost and graciously donated a second acre at no cost,” Morrison said. “This exhibits his commitment to our city, his desire that the city grow and prosper, and his willingness to forgo immediate profit for the greater good of the city. I cannot thank Mr. Morrison enough for his generosity.”
Anthony Morrison said he and his wife Alexa are thankful to be at a point in their lives where they can make a donation like this that will continue to serve the community for years to come.
“The safety of the people that live in Gluckstadt as well as the businesses that operate here is vital to the continued growth and prosperity of the city,” Morrison said. “As both developers and business owners who plan to be here long term, the decision to make this donation was an easy one for us.”
Gluckstadt hopes to break ground on the new police department and municipal court after New Year’s.
The Gluckstadt Police Department has grown throughout the year, with the most recent hires two sergeants.