The Huntsville City Council will be discussing how your tax dollars will be spent on a new multimillion-dollar training academy.
Both Huntsville police and firefighters currently share the old Johnson High School off Winchester Road. Now, they will be moved across town to Triana Boulevard near Redstone Arsenal.
The Huntsville City Council will vote on a resolution Thursday night that outlines a $10.3 million contract with Fite Construction. The resolution states the construction company will build a new 35,000-square-foot facility.
Officials say they want a new building because the old one is just too big to be efficient.
The new facility will include indoor and outdoor kennels for the K-9 unit, locker rooms, classroom space and a training field. Police and firefighters will continue to share the academy since they work together when responding to different emergencies.
The old training facility will become a community center called the Johnson Legacy Complex. The Huntsville City Council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.