Council tackles funding for new police k-9, removal of ash trees

Published On: Dec 13 2012 11:57:46 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 14 2012 08:03:49 AM CST

The La Crosse city council looked at a pair of funding questions at its meeting Thursday night.

First, the council approved the $120,000 needed to remove the ash trees in city parks and facilities.

It's a preventative effort to avoid spreading the emerald ash borer, a tree-killing beetle.

The council also approved up to $50,000 from unused funds in the La Crosse Police department's budget to get a third K-9 unit.

That means a dog will be able to cover all three shifts during the week.