COLUMBUS – The 911 committee will look to hire an architect and a tech, as plans progress to merge County and City 911 dispatch.
County board members approved a measure on Tuesday, to pay $15,000 towards hiring an architect and a technology professional. The measure is an inter local agreement, and the city would also pay $15,000.
The money from the two entities would cover the salary for the two hirings. The architect would help decide which place would be most suitable for combining dispatch centers.
Platte County Supervisor James Scow said the options currently available, and being considered, include the county courthouse, a potential new city police station building, and NPPD. Scow said NPPD has a good base of technology, that could potentially help make the transition easier.
The professional tech would be tasked with helping to figure out how the two entities could most easily and affordably make the transition.
The two hires, would join the E 9-11 Comittee, which is made up of both city and county officials.