(AP) — The Scotts Bluff County Board is telling officials in 11
communities that they need to pay more to upgrade emergency 911 and
dispatch services or the county will drop out of a 23-year-old dispatch
The board was mailing letters Tuesday to officials, explaining that
when the county asked for contributions to upgrade equipment and related
software, most communities provided only half of what was requested.
board says the contributions suggested in the letter be paid by Oct. 1
if the communities want to keep receiving 911 and dispatch services.
City Manager Rick Kuckkahn says the county's offer is a good deal and
he'll recommend the City Council sign the agreement.
Gering Mayor Ed Mayo says he'll also recommend his council approve the deal.