Money for Edwards police station accounted for - - Jackson, MS

Money for Edwards police station accounted for

EDWARDS, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Earlier this week, WLBT News looked into allegations of missing funds in Edwards.

Friday, the mayor addressed claims that not all of money from a grant was used in the construction of the new police station. 

Our initial report said it cost less than $35,000 to build the station, and the difference between what it cost to build was gone.           

We were supplied documentation that indicates the grant was $99,600 dollars, with $46,875 dollars left in the grant fund. 

Mayor R.L. Perkins was out of town at the municipal convention when we first tried to talk to him about the grant. 

"No money has disappeared. None," said Perkins. 

When asked if he expected to be open in the next month, operating as a police station, the mayor answered, "Correct, absolutely." 

Perkins said as far as he is concerned, none of the money has disappeared. 

The bid for the police station was awarded to Cornerstone CD, LLC in the amount of $89,700.

That's according to documents supplied to WLBT News. 

The town says the only reason the new building is not being used right now is because it has not passed inspection.

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