Some information incorrect about 911 consolidation

2012-10-12T16:41:00Z 2012-10-12T20:08:31Z Some information incorrect about 911 consolidationTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 12, 2012 4:41 pm  • 

Some clarification and corrections are necessary for a story that appeared in some editions Thursday about the 911 consolidation.

Eighteen Lake County departments must sign an interlocal agreement for 911 consolidated dispatching by Dec. 31, 2014.

With no agreement, the county risks losing $2.6 million in state user fees that would be returned to the county. However, Lake County users send $4 million plus in user fees downstate.

The current Lake County 911 rate for users is 90 cents a month. It was 39 cents until July 1.

There is no infrastructure now for an 800 megahertz radio trunking system. Lake County is requesting pricing for either purchase or lease. It likely will be funded through bonding.

Departments probably will be responsible for buying their subscriber units; that is, portable or mobile radios.

The Times regrets the errors.

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