The West Chester Borough Council voted to “formalize negotiations” with Thornbury Township Tuesday, taking another step towards providing police services.
The council agreed on Tuesday to submit a formal proposal to Thornbury for a police contract for five years of service beginning on Jan. 1, 2013.
Borough Council member Jordan Norley said that the agreement could bring in as much as $160,000 in additional revenue each year of the contract.
Thornbury Township recently rebuffed a contract renewal offer from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department earlier this year.
The WEGO police department had asked Thornbury to take on more costs due to a number of WEGO police offers leaving the force on full disability.
Borough Council will make a final vote on the proposal Wednesday evening when they approve the consent agenda.