Updated: August 24, 2017


MEMBERS OF THE LAWRENCE COUNTY 911 BOARD MET TUESDAY NIGHT.  MEMBERS ADDRESSED A PAIR OF ITEMS, CHANGING EMPLOYEES CURRENT INSURANCE PLAN AND THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT THAT IS SET TO EXPIRE IN OCTOBER.  LEADERS AGREED TO MODIFY HEALTH BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES AT AN ANNUAL SAVINGS OF 38,000 DOLLARS.  CURRENT EMPLOYEES WILL STILL HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR PRESENT PLAN BUT WILL HAVE TO PAY A HIGHER OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE.  THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE 911 BOARD, COUNTY GOVERNMENT, AND MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN THE COUNTY IS SET TO EXPIRE OCTOBER 16TH.  A REVISED PLAN WAS DISCUSSED THAT WILL BASE FUNDING ON A DIVISION OF POPULATION AND CALL VOLUME BETWEEN THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT, LAWRENCEBURG, LORETTO, ETHRIDGE, AND SAINT JOSEPH.  OVER A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, FUNDING ENTITIES WILL PAY 25 PERCENT THE FIRST AND SECOND YEARS OF THE NEW AGREEMENT AND AN INCREASE TO 50 PERCENT THE THIRD YEAR.  CURRENT FUNDING FOR 911 SERVICES ARE SPLIT BETWEEN THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND CITY OF LAWRENCEBURG WHICH WAS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT.  SHOULD THE AGREEMENT EXPIRE, 911 DISPATCHERS WOULD STILL ANSWER EMERGENCY CALLS HOWEVER THOSE CALLS WOULD THEN BE TRANSFERRED TO EACH MUNICIPALITY’S SEPARATE DISPATCH CENTER.  ANOTHER MEETING TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WILL BE HELD THIS EVENING AT 5 IN THE MEETING ROOM AT LAWRENCEBURG CITY HALL.