Gilchrist County EOC Breaks Ground
The new building will put all emergency services under one roof. The county received $800 thousand in grant money for the project and put a matching amount in the pot as well. They'll purchase a new fire truck and hire two full-time fire fighters, a first for the County.
But the new building won't be ready until at least December.
When it is done commissioners say their residents will be safer.
"I think we'll have more county-wide coverage, we'll be able to provide some services we're not providing now," says Gilchrist County Commission Chair Randy Durden.
Commissioners say the new building will be in a more central location-- moving the operation from Trenton, to Bell.
But previously Police Benevolent workers told WCJB they were unhappy the Sheriff's Office would still be ten miles away in Trenton-- and communication could suffer.
Commissioners say it's just the opposite.
By Anne Imanuel, WCJB TV20 News
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