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Bismarck discusses grant for sally port

BISMARCK — The Bismarck Police Department is getting a new sally port courtesy of a Modern Woodsman grant. Bismarck Mayor Dennis Mayberry and the board of aldermen discussed the grant during a special meeting held on Thursday.

The grant is for $2,500 and will pay for the concrete floor of the sally port.

“This grant means everything,” Mayberry said. “We are running on a very tight budget and without this help we probably wouldn’t be able to take on this project. The Modern Woodsman sought us out and wanted to help. We are grateful for this.”

In other matters discussed the board voted to vacate sections of Beard Street along with a section of an unnamed street.

“This property is owned by the Pogue family,” Mayberry said. “They are in the process of selling it. It made sense for us to go ahead and vacate the property.”

A request to vacate the property had been made a couple of meetings ago. However, the city had to review the deed work and file the proper paperwork before it could proceed.

The board set the city-wide yard sale for Oct. 3. The sale will be held from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The city will offer maps this year of residences participating in the yard sale. In order to be included on the map residents must contact city hall at 573-735-2125 and pay $1. Maps can be purchased from city hall for a $1.

Chris Cline is a reporter for the Daily Journal. Contact him at 573-431-2010, ext. 114 or at

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