News Sections
Audio
Johnson County Has Concerns Over Cost Of Centralized Dispatch Center
Updated May 5, 2013 12:12 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(FRANKLIN) - Plans to build a centralized emergency dispatch center in Johnson County are drawing concerns from smaller communities worried about how they'll pay their share of the costs.

The county will consolidate five emergency dispatch centers into one by the end of 2014 in the basement of the sheriff's office. The county has to remodel the basement and cover annual operating costs.

The Daily Journal reports county officials want to pay for the center with money already collected in taxes. But officials in communities that don't already have dispatch services say they can't pay for the center without a tax increase.

Johnson County 911 Executive Director Mike Watkins says he favors having communities pay for the center based on the number of 911 calls made from their areas.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback