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Sikeston, Scott County to decide on 911 merger soon

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 ~ Updated 4:58 PM

By Scott Welton


SIKESTON -- Sikeston city and Scott County officials will soon come to a decision on a proposed merger of 911 dispatching services.

Figures that should represent a "worst case scenario" for the cost to merge 911 services were presented by Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden to a group of city and county officials during a special meeting Tuesday.

Officials are now determining which single vendor has the best bid so they can have a firm cost to present to the City Council and County Commission at 4 p.m. April 2. City and county officials agreed to be ready April 9 to make a decision on the proposed consolidation.

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