Greene, Calhoun approved for E-911 joint dispatch

By Ryne Turke on March 28, 2016 at 9:54am

Morgan County commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement this morning which adds a pair of neighboring counties to the local joint-dispatch E-911 team.

Earlier this month, Morgan County’s E-911 board discussed bringing Greene and Calhoun County into the joint-dispatch center, which already includes the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville Police Department and Passavant Area Hospital.

Morgan County Emergency Services Director Phil McCarty says the confirmation from Morgan County commissioners this morning makes the deal official, since Greene and Calhoun County officials have already approved the agreement.

McCarty says a joint 911 board, with members for all three counties, will be formed at a later date.

In other action, commissioners accepted the appointment of Jason Wardell as Murrayville’s E-911 representative.

Commissioners also approved the appointment of Dale Nickel, Brian Musch and Alex Brockhouse to the Concord Cemetery Board.

Discussion and or approval of an easement for North Morgan Water Cooperative was tabled for further review.

More than $33-thousand in bills, which included election costs, were approved.

Chairman Bill Meier was not present for the meeting.