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Published: August 7, 2020


LAWRENCEBURG CITY MAYOR BLAKE LAY ALONG WITH COUNTY EXECUTIVE TR WILLIAMS MET WITH STATE 911 BOARD OFFICIALS ON WEDNESDAY REMOTELY TO DISCUSS THE REDUCTION IN LOCAL FUNDING OF THE LAWRENCE COUNTY 911 DISTRICT. POLICE CHIEF TERRY BEECHAM WHO ALSO SERVES AS THE LAWRENCE COUNTY 911 BOARD CHAIRMAN AND LAWRENCE COUNTY 911 DIRECTOR JOHNNY CHEATWOOD WERE ALSO IN ATTENDANCE. MAYOR LAY ONCE AGAIN SPOKE ON THE CITY’S STANCE FOR THEIR REDUCING IN FUNDING FOR DISPATCH SERVICES AND TR WILLIAMS UPDATED LEADERS THAT THEY WILL BE HAVING A THIRD PARTY REVIEWING THE SITUATION AND ADVISED THAT THERE HAS BEEN A RECENT CHANGE IN SOME MEMBERS ON THE LOCAL 911 BOARD. BOTH BELIEVED A SOLUTION WOULD BE SOON. STATE BOARD MEMBERS DISCUSSED HOW LONG ALL PARTIES HAD BEEN GIVEN TO RESOLVE THIS AND AFTER TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE MOTION TO REDUCE STATE FUNDING IN THE SAME AMOUNT AS THE SHORTFALL, IT WAS VOTED THAT IF THE FUNDING IS NOT BACK TO IT’S PREVIOUS AMOUNT BY NOVEMBER, THE STATE WOULD REDUCE THE E-C-D FUNDS AT THAT TIME WITH NO OTHER ACTION TO BE TAKEN. THE BOARD HAD VOTED TO OFFICIALLY PUT THE DISTRICT ON NOTICE REGARDING LOCAL FUNDING SUPPORT BACK IN NOVEMBER 2019. THE STATE 911 BOARD MEETS ON NOVEMBER 4TH.