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Officials seeking 911 dispatchers

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

BENTON -- If you've ever wanted to be a 911 dispatcher, now's your chance.

Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that the county has been advertising in local newspapers for dispatchers for the Scott County Communications Center.

"We're always looking for employees for anybody that's interested in that type of job opportunity," Burger said.

He also said the Communications Center's new director, Lisa Mullin, appears to be working out well.

"Everything is running smoother and moving right along," Burger said.

In other county business:

* Joel Evans, county developer, updated commissioners on a meeting he had with Keith Duncan, a Salcedo resident, about establishing water supply for the area and the required local monetary contributions for the project.

"I had a real good meeting with him -- very productive," Evans said. "He had some good ideas on how the residents could come up with their portion."

Evans also said New Madrid County is looking at establishing another water supply district in the northern part of that county which may be helpful for the Salcedo project.

* Norman Brant, Scott County highway department superintendent, said they are slated to begin the culvert replacement project for Consolidated Drainage District No. 2 on Monday.

Brant said he intends to put all the people he can on the project in the hopes it can be completed in two days to reduce the inconvenience for local residents, mail carriers and school buses.