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Police will get forfeited assets worth $240K-plus

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March 5. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday March 4 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the application of $241,400 in asset forfeiture funds to assist the Cornelius Police Department. The breakdown of the funds are as follows:

—$118,200 to assist the department in the operation of their K-9 police operations;
—$52,000 for new handguns with optics;
—$48,800 for ammunition, SWAT related tools;
—$16,000 for breaching tools;
—$6,100 for drug terminator programs.

The Asset Forfeiture Fund Program was established in 1984 by the federal government to provide assistance to local police.

Royal Bliss

Also at the March 4 meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning to permit the construction of Royal Bliss Brewery on West Catawba Avenue. There were no comments against the project, and Royal Bliss officials hope to have their restaurant/Brewery open sometime in 2025.