Updated: August 25, 2017


THE LAWRENCE COUNTY 911 BOARD MET THURSDAY NIGHT IN A SPECIAL SESSION TO DISCUSS THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD, LAWRENCEBURG, AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS.  OFFICIALS FROM SEVERAL ENTITIES WERE PRESENT TO DISCUSS THE NEW AGREEMENT PROPOSAL WHICH WILL HELP WITH THE FINANCIAL NEEDS OF THE 911 CENTER IN PAYING FOR DISPATCH SERVICES.  IT WAS DECIDED THE GROUP WOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH THE 50-50 PLAN THE 911 BOARD APPROVED TUESDAY NIGHT THAT ASSESSES FUNDING NEEDS BASED ON HALF CALL VOLUME AND HALF POPULATION.  FUNDING FOR DISPATCH SERVICES WOULD REMAIN SHARED BETWEEN LAWRENCEBURG AND THE COUNTY PENDING THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM LORETTO, SAINT JOSEPH, AND ETHRIDGE.  BOARD MEMBERS DISCUSSED THE NEED FOR A MORE FAIR FUNDING MECHANISM THAT WAS PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF A USERS FEE.  THE FEE, WHICH IS STILL IN DISCUSSIONS, WOULD BE A FEW DOLLARS ADDED TO MONTHLY UTILITY BILLS OF COUNTY RESIDENTS.  SHOULD THE FEE GARNER APPROVAL FROM THE COUNTY COMMISSION, CURRENT FUNDS FROM INVOLVED ENTITIES WOULD BE RETURNED TO EACH AGENCY'S BUDGET. REPRESENTATIVES WILL MEET WITH LEADERS OF THE COUNTY'S MUNICIPALITIES IN THE COMING DAYS.