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Jamestown gives okay to 911 agreement
In Oct. 21 Issue
By Derek Aaron
Times Journal Editor

The city of Jamestown accepted the proposed one-year 911 interlocal agreement at a special called meeting of the city's council on Wednesday afternoon.

Under the agreement, the city of Jamestown agreed to pay a lump sum of $24,000 toward the funding of the local dispatch and will not be responsible for any additional funding for the service.

"Basically this is a stop gap between now and a year from now," City Attorney Kevin Shearer told the council. "Hopefully between then the county can fins some other sources of revenue to support this."

Shearer told the council that E911 will have its own account that will be monitored and that any shortage of funds will be made up by the fiscal court.

Outlining the remainder of the agreement, Shearer recommended that the council request monthly reports on how dispatch is doing, both in management and financially.

"You would have a right to do that," he said.

Jamestown Mayor Brooks Bates said the agreement was not "ideal" but that something had to be done to keep the service up and running.

"We felt like we were going to have to step up and give this a Band-Aid treatment and that is what this is in order to keep it viable," Bates said. "I think this city has made a major contribution and this is only a temporary thing as far as I'm concerned."

He said it was his hope in the next year that the county will be able to find some way of financing dispatch rather than placing burdens on the two cities.

"It will be up to the powers that be," Bates said.

Councilman Larry Joe Murray said he was happy that the city could help out in a time of need.

In other happenings at the meeting:

Following the meeting, Councilman Larry Joe Murray, a member of the county's natural gas board, gave the council a dividend check for $25,000.  The board was formed a decade ago.

The money comes from the 222 present customers, which is up from just 172 two years ago. The system, which is itself an interlocal agreement between Jamestown, Russell Springs and the county, operates under Somerset Gas using their operating and maintenance with Somerset doing the billing and collections.

Murray said he hopes more presentations such as this one can be made in the future.

The council heard the first reading of the ad valorem tax ordinance for this fiscal year. The second reading of this ordinance will likely be read at the council's regular meeting this Thursday night.

The council entered executive session to discuss proposed or pending litigation but after reconvening in regular session it was announced that no action was taken.

The city of Jamestown will observe Halloween trick-or-treating on Oct. 30 between the hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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