Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
March 26, 2013 10:37 am EDT


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.


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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.





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