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New Central Dispatch Office Plans Continue

911 dispatch 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/11/13) – The Madisonville 911 Advisory Council has taken another step forward in relocating the 911 Central Dispatch office to a larger, more efficient facility.
 
Bringing dispatch together for all fire departments in the county including Dawson Springs is part of the plan, which revolves around renovating part of the old Hopkins County Courthouse ground floor. The plan calls for moving from the 300-square-foot dispatch office at the Madisonville Municipal building to a 1,200-square-foot office at the courthouse building.
 
"This is about streamlining and standardizing for all departments in the county," said board chairman Madisonville Police Chief Wade Williams. "It will be like we're all using the same sheet of music."
 
Earlington received a grant for upgrades for dispatching, but the 300-square-foot Central Dispatch space cannot accommodate any new equipment.
 
Dawson Springs operates its own dispatch but would join the county system when a new office is completed. When it does, the city of Dawson Springs has offered to pay $15,000 toward the salary of a part-time person to add to the dispatch roster.
 
Dawson Springs also would help fund the equipment to get on the same dispatch circuit.
 
The Madisonville 911 Advisory Council may be upgraded to an official Hopkins County 911 Advisory Council after both the city and county make the appropriate interlocal agreements. Williams expects to present advisory board recommendations to the Madisonville Council at its next meeting. A presentation to the Hopkins County Fiscal Court will also be a part of the process.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

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