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Central dispatch nearly a reality

County Legislature approves UCC plan, Glenville super voices support

Plotterkill Fire Department Chief and County Fire Advisory Board Chairman John Tobiassen talks to Schenectady County Legislature Chairwoman Judith Dagostino on Tuesday, July 10, after the county approved a central dispatch plan.

Plotterkill Fire Department Chief and County Fire Advisory Board Chairman John Tobiassen talks to Schenectady County Legislature Chairwoman Judith Dagostino on Tuesday, July 10, after the county approved a central dispatch plan. Photo by John Purcell.

— Without the grant money, the county would completely fund construction of the Unified Communications Center or the rental cost of the center. Also, there would be $560,000 in dedicated 911 surcharge revenue from the county. The county would also provide up to $143,000 in transitional funding to maintain necessary staffing levels.

“This represents more than a $4 million investment,” Jasenski said.

Majority Leader Gary Hughes, D-Schenectady, said the public wants all the branches of government to work together to create efficiencies and solve problems.

“Those residents don’t much care which seats we occupy … but they want the people that are in those seats to figure out how to work together and make stuff happen,” Hughes said.

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