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Decision nears

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Mashelle Simpson has been a dispatcher for the city of Sikeston for six and a half years. A proposal is before the Sikeston City Council to combine the 911 dispatching with Scott County, which could result in a savings of about $500,000 annually, officials said.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
City officials to make 911 decision on Monday

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- With April 15 set as the deadline, the Sikeston City Council is slated to make a decision on consolidating the city and Scott County's 911 systems at a special meeting Monday.

In discussing current annual costs for 911 dispatching as well as equipment and software upgrades during a special joint meeting of the Council and Scott County Commission Monday, officials figured the combined savings could be roughly $500,000 per year or more.

"I think its a good idea, myself," said Councilman Mike Conway.

"I like the idea," agreed Mayor Jerry Pullen. "We've been talking about this for several years."

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