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Macungie Council Revisits 24/7 Police Protection Tonight

Tonight's council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Macungie Institute.

Macungie Council could be in for another marathon meeting tonight as it revisits the issue of

Two weeks ago the issue, referred to in the agenda as “2012 Budget, Police Part Time Wages," to be discussed before the executive session.

This week, it is the only item under "Unfinished Business -- Part I," and is clearly labeled "24/7 Police Coverage."

In , 179 votes or 69 percent indicated a clear preference that there be a Macungie police officer scheduled for every shift, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The poll also indicated that 77 votes or 30 percent indicated it was acceptable to leave some shifts unscheduled.

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