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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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