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By Mount Vernon News
March 5, 2013 10:41 am EST

 

CENTERBURG — Centerburg’s Village Council has thrown its support behind the proposed consolidation of Knox County’s 9-1-1 system. After reviewing recommendations from the 9-1-1 Planning Committee and hearing a presentation from Chief Joe Porter of the Central Ohio Joint Fire District, council voted unanimously in favor of a single 9-1-1 service located at the Knox County Service Center.

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“The Knox County Fire Chiefs Association unanimously supports the plan,” Porter said. “Operators at the existing centers (at the sheriff’s office and the Mount Vernon Police Department) have been performing a number of ancillary duties, but the bottom line is that our tax levy pays for them to be 9-1-1 operators. The current system is on a path to be in the red by 2016. Consolidation just makes good sense, and it will save about $250,000 a year.”

Electric utility costs were also on the agenda, with a second reading given to an ordinance that could lead to lower residential and commercial electric rates through aggregation. Enactment of aggregation would be subject to voter approval on the general election ballot in November. Trebel LLC, represented by Scott Belcastro, proposes to serve as the broker for aggregation.

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