VALPARAISO | A close look at Porter County's growing financial woes reveals a central dispatching system operating with an annual funding shortfall of $1.4 million.
LOWELL | With changes made in the E-911 agreement with Lake County, the Town Council on Monday approved the document that lays out the terms for a consolidated, emergency communications system.
DYER | The Town Council will take up the E-911 interlocal agreement during a special meeting Dec. 23.
Take care who you dub an extremist. Sometimes seemingly extreme political positions bring about the middle-of-the-road compromises most of us desire.
Whiting Mayor Joseph Stahura and Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said Monday they are preparing to join the county E-911 consolidation.
MUNSTER | Major proposed changes in the interlocal agreement for the consolidated E-911 system were introduced during Monday’s Town Council study session.
As the St. John officials try to push their idea about a southern E-911 center, they are failing to inform the town's and cities of the following facts:
ST. JOHN | Area officials agree movement is needed to meet the Dec. 31, 2014, deadline to establish a consolidated Lake County E-911 network, but they continue to debate how to make it happen.
ST. JOHN | A plan to split Lake County into north and south E-911 emergency centers also is dividing municipal and county officials struggling over how to pay for future police and fire dispatch services.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council signed off Tuesday night on a request for $1.1 million in equipment and software upgrades for E911 from the interest generated on the 2007 sale of the county hospital.
From the start, E-911 consolidation was a bad idea. There are increased costs and agencies that don't want it.
With the Lake County Sheriff's Department taking the lead in the new E911 center, this is the time to make sure that every school in Lake County is connected to the new E911 center.
SCHERERVILLE | Schererville has joined other Lake County communities that oppose a proposed interlocal agreement for the consolidation of E-911 services.
A look at the main persons involved in the Lake County E-911 consolidation initiative.
Lake County Attorney John Dull drafted an interlocal agreement that would form a new government body that would employ about 138 people who would operate the consolidated E-911 system. He made the unsuccessful push to have a $30 million referendum on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub, D-Crown Point, supports E-911 consolidation, but is opposed to passing a local personal income tax to finance the $30 million cost of building call centers and buying communications equipment.
Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller
Interlocal agreement establishing consolidated E911 centers. (Section 9 on committees to advise the commission has been removed.)
CROWN POINT | Lake County's elected municipal officials will be invited Thursday to get behind their police and firefighters' vision for a consolidated E-911 system.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is delaying a public hearing on whether to ask voters for permission to borrow as much as $30 million to create a consolidated 911 emergency communications system.
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