High Springs 9-1-1 Transition; talk with City Commissioner Barnas
Published April 17th, 2014
High Springs, Florida -- Personnel at the Alachua county sheriff's office combined communications center are looking to dispatch for High Springs.
Minutes from an Alachua County Sheriff's office meeting show that High Springs city manager Ed Booth and Sheriff Sadie Darnell met privately to discuss transitioning 9-1-1 dispatch back to the county.
High springs tried this move before and saved money, but local calls were not being answered promptly.
High springs city commissioner Bob Barnas says this discussion has been going on for years.
Bob Barnas, High Springs city commissioner: "I'm certainly not a fan of dispatch going to Alachua county. I think they do a great job with 911. They're probably 5 to 10 seconds faster than us to respond to an emergency, but for all the local calls that come in, the business that's got an inquiry it doesn't fit our needs."
The High Springs city commission will hold two budget meetings to discuss this issue starting in May.
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