The county-wide Emergency Dispatch sales tax increase of one-fourth percent approved by the voters to provide for maintenance, updates and continued service by the 911 Dispatch Center will take effect April 1. The board was informed at the regular monthly meeting Feb. 14.
The dispatchers have been getting used to the new Computer-Aided Dispatch system which went into service Jan. 2. Three of the four computers can be worked with one mouse and one keyboard. The new chairs have arrived and are being used, according to Adminstrator Cory Sullivan.
A discussion of GeoComm support was tabled with more research needed with the mapping software. Dispatchers Denise Nehl and Edward Wiecken were approved to attend a training conference March 17-20 at Tan-Tar-A. Companies are being considered for a financial audit.
According to the treasurer's report, sales tax received was $36,670.03. The MMDA account balance as of Feb. 13 was $179,216.62. The CD balance was about $71,500 as of Dec. 31.
The total payroll was: Jan. 15 - $8,845.62; Jan. 29 - $8,914.44; and Feb. 13, $8,343.67. Overall payroll taxes were $9,105.20. Total accounts payable approved at the meeting amounted to $22,329.21.
The next monthly meeting is Thursday, March 14, at the 911 Center.