Council OKs contract negotiation, hears about strategic plan

by | Jan 21, 2021 | Latest

Murphy City Council gave the green light Tuesday for a jail services contract to be negotiated between Murphy and Wylie.

The council approved the city manager to negotiate and execute a Murphy Police Department InterLocal Agreement (ILA) with the city of Wylie Police Department for jail services.

Murphy currently uses the Collin County Detention Center as its primary jail services vendor but would like to begin using the Wylie Police Department jail for its primary jail services, with the ILA providing the appropriate fees that will compensate the city of Wylie for costs associated with providing the jail services.

Murphy Police Chief Arthur Cotten said the agreement would have some advantages, such as the Wylie jail being closer to Murphy and speeding up the booking process that will allow officers to return to Murphy faster.

Also Tuesday, the council got a rundown of an update for the strategic plan from City Manager Mike Castro and Jared Mayfield, director of economic and community development. The plan includes ideas for what city leaders want in a city.

For more, see the Jan. 28 issue of the Murphy Monitor.

From Staff Reports [email protected]

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