SYKESVILLE — Mayor Lloyd R. Helt Jr. told the Town Council on Monday night that Maryland Municipal League officials are telling towns to be prepared for a 25 percent cut in their police protection grant from the state.
That grant previously was cut last July when the town was given only $33,137, $2,766 less than what the Police Department expected to get according to the state's formula for calculating grants, Helt said.
A $900-per-officer grant was left intact, as approved by legislation, he added.
This newest cut, if it comes, would mean a loss of approximately $8,000 to the town's Police Department.
"We'll just have to tighten up in a couple of areas," Police Chief Wallace P. Mitchell said. "The cut will not affect services. We'll keep providing the same service we always have."