Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vacca Announces $250,000 to Modernize 45th Precinct: Open-ended rehab to usher stationhouse into the 21st Century

Kudos to Councilman Vacca for securing funds to modernize the 45th Precinct. More on the modernization can be found below.


Vacca Announces $250,000 to Modernize 45th Precinct
Open-ended rehab to usher stationhouse into the 21st Century

Caption: (l-r) 45th Precinct Community Council vice president Joe Boiko, president Bob Bieder, Councilman Vacca, and Capt. Green at the funding announcement

BRONX, N.Y. ― Council Member James Vacca has secured $250,000 in New York City Council funds to renovate the 45th Precinct stationhouse at 2877 Barkley Avenue. Vacca announced the allocation at the 45th Precinct Community Council meeting on September 8, where he was joined by Capt. Russell Green, commanding officer of the 45th Precinct, and Bob Bieder, president of the Community Council.

“No one works harder to keep our streets safe and livable than the men and women of the 45th Precinct, and they deserve to have a home base that is equipped with modern technology, modern conveniences, and a modern design,” Vacca said. “When Captain Green approached me and asked if I could set aside funds for a modernization, I immediately went to work seeking the funding. I am eager to see work begin in the near future.”

With funding officially earmarked for the precinct renovation, the project now enters the design phase, during which Capt. Green and Vacca’s Office will work with the New York Police Department to determine the specific scope of the improvements. Priorities include structural repairs and a computer system upgrade.

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