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No Dispatch Decision Yet

No Dispatch Decision Yet


MCLEANSBORO – There’s nothing new regarding the issue of central dispatch between the city of McLeansboro and Hamilton County.

At Monday’s special called McLeansboro City Council meeting, the council decided to continue negotiations with the county until a decision can be reached.

The city hopes to have a mutual agreement for presentation at next month’s Hamilton County Board meeting.

At last week’s County Board meeting, the city offered the county a three-year deal for $36,000 per year for central dispatch. That’s up from the $25,000 the city has been paying the last few years to cover central dispatch and first responders. According to a report from another media source, the county says it’s not able to replicate the services required for no less than $100,000.

There was also some talk of a proposal to enter into a yearly contract with increases for each year of renewal, according to the report.