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Pending deal would give city dispatch to county

Andy Ouriel • Oct 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM

It's been talked about for years, but now it's at the cusp of completion — Sandusky and Erie County leaders say they're gearing up to place the city's emergency dispatch operations into the county's hands.

Neither party will say when they plan to sign off on the regional dispatch deal, but one thing is certain: It could spell doom for at least a few city dispatchers who stand to lose their jobs.

City commissioners and Erie County Sheriff Terry Lyons said a regionalized dispatch operation would save Sandusky and Erie County money, as it would eliminate redundancies and require fewer dispatchers. The long-awaited and much-discussed project could also improve response times during emergencies.

To read more about what this project means for Erie County, Sandusky and other cities and townships, pick up Tuesday's Register. 

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