MARIETTA, Okla. (KTEN) — The Marietta City Council met Tuesday night to discuss what's to come for the train depot and former police department building. After a lengthy discussion, we now know the future of the police building, but the train depot is still in question.

The old Marietta train depot has fallen victim to deterioration in recent years due to lack of maintenance, resulting in major problems with the roof, windows, and doors, but many residents don't want to see it go.

“We would love to see it kept, and be a statement as people drive in,” said Interim Mayor Kermit McKinney.

The city council decided to withhold its final decision on the depot for a later date, while a final estimate can be made to determine the cost of bringing the building up to code, a project which is projected to cost between $85,000 and $95,000.

"We've got to find grants for that once we get it in the dry, and I'm hopeful I can find some grants,." McKinney said.

Marietta's former police headquarters will be sold as surplus.

The police department building has been unoccupied since 2022. It's been used for storage since the department moved to its current location. On Tuesday night, the council decided to sell the building as surplus, with the money benefiting the police department.

"We'd like to buy a couple new units to outfit some vehicles that are dated or having mechanical issues,” said Marietta police Chief Brett Harris. “If it were for a lesser amount, then the money could still be used for smaller, less expensive equipment, and training for officers."

The council will meet again next month to further evaluate the future of the train depot.