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August 29, 2013

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JEFFERSONVILLE — 911 AGREEMENT APPROVED

The commissioners voted unanimously to approve an ordinance establishing an interlocal agreement between the county and its municipalities to consolidate 911 operations.

The county is the first government unit to sign off on the document. County Attorney Jake Elder said the goal is to have all participating municipalities sign the agreement by the end of September.

The agreement would establish a fiscal board and an operations board to oversee emergency dispatch. The fiscal board would be comprised of appointments from the county and its municipalities, while the operations board would be comprised of local fire and law enforcement officials.

“It was 2009 when we started this, and it never got anywhere,” Coffman said. “All accolades to our attorney, who’s been working on this since the first of the year and has finally gotten this together. He met with the other entities and got their approval, so I commend our attorney for getting this interlocal agreement together.”

By statute, the county’s emergency dispatch operations must be consolidated by the end of 2014.

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