MOUNT VERNON — The 9-1-1 Plan revision that calls for consolidation of the county’s two 9-1-1 dispatch centers received approval after Mount Vernon City Council approved the plan Monday night. Mount Vernon’s vote put the number of residents represented with votes of approval at 84 percent of the county’s population. Sixty percent of the county’s population must be represented for approval.
Teresa Bemiller, Knox County commissioner and former 9-1-1 president, told the News there is a lot of work to do now to prepare for consolidation to the basement of the service center. For the venture to be successful, though, Bemiller is emphatic that it will take input from law enforcement and fire/ems to develop a 9-1-1 system that addresses every department’s needs.
For the rest of the story
The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or purchase a subscription. Click here for the March 26, 2013 e-edition. The article will only be available for thirty (30) days.
Contact Samantha ScolesEmail
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.