The Schererville, St. John and Ceder Lake do not want to sign an agreement with Lake County to run their E-911 systems. They state they are trying to save their taxpayers money and keep the same level of service.
The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Crista Zivanovic discuss this week's political topics: President Obama's stop in Gary and Gov. Pence's push for the Healthy Indiana program; Indiana's school grading system; and the E911 consolidation.
When it comes down to facts, Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake are doing what is right for their citizens when it comes to E-911 Consolidation.
SCHERERVILLE | An operations board is in the midst of being created for a public safety answering point, a dispatch center that would serve Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake.
Every 911 call placed in Porter County is answered at the county's central communications center located south of U.S. 30 on Ind. 49.
HOBART | The city’s Board of Public Works has decided to grant a portion of city property to Lake County so it can create a communication tower there for the E-911 consolidation.
VALPARAISO | The county's financial shortfall with E-911 has taken another hit with word that the program will receive nearly $46,000 less than expected in surcharge fees this fiscal year and next.
SCHERERVILLE | Town leaders are supporting the Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy's plans to open a location in Schererville.
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.
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