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Emergency dispatch board to seek increase

Emergency dispatch board to seek increase

June 19th, 2012 in News

After a discussion of the need for additional funds, not only to continue needed upgrades, but to continue the present services of Moniteau County Emergency 911 Dispatch, the 911 Board approved placing a one-fourth of one cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The motion passed at the June 14 regular monthly meeting by a 3-2 vote.

The discussion leading up to the vote touched on the increased costs for equipment, equipment maintenance and dispatcher training.

"Costs keep rising and standards for equipment and training keep increasing," said Administrator Corey Sullivan.

For more of this story check out the June 20 issue of the California Democrat.