The continuous flooding had Ashford Mayor and the city council thinking it was time for a change, they just didn't realize how quickly the change would come. The city council held an emergency meeting Tuesday evening and decided to lease a vacant building on Old Hwy. 84. They were already planning on moving the police department into the property Wednesday, but at 3:00 a.m. they received a call that sped up that process.
"I received a call from a police officer saying there was no power, smoke and fumes were starting to fill the building and our dispatch unit was down. We called the fire chief and he came out and shut everything down and we are now set up shop in city hall" explained Grecu.
The Ashford Police Department is expected to be out of the City Hall by Thursday and they will operate in the new building for the next six months. Once the lease is up, the city has the option to purchase the property, which will house there tag office and municipal court.