Dispatch study ignores cheaper option

SANDUSKY Taxpayers would have to pony up more than $2.5 million for a centralized county dispatch cente
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Taxpayers would have to pony up more than $2.5 million for a centralized county dispatch center, according to the new dispatch study.

The $100,000 study spearheaded by county commissioner Tom Ferrell Jr. did not include any review of a previous study conducted by a citizens committee that said merging the Sandusky and Perkins dispatch operations would save -- not cost -- tax money.

The citizens committee included four residents from Perkins Township and four from Sandusky, who all determined that merging dispatch services for the two communities could be accomplished quickly. It would require about $50,000 for system upgrades but would reduce payroll expenditures by at least $140,000 annually.