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SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council has scheduled a public hearing and special meeting July 22 when it will most likely act on two proposals involving the fate of the town's Police Department.

The meeting will focus on a proposed ordinance calling for a special election Nov. 4 allowing voters to decide not only whether to eliminate the town's elected position of police chief but also whether to abolish the Police Department.

The second proposal involves amending the 2014-15 fiscal budget, with the town funding the police department through July.

Town Attorney Matthew Percy warned the council Tuesday it is up against a tight deadline because the Secretary of State's office has set July 23 as the deadline to place propositions on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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