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Adams County wants more representation on new 911 Board

Adams County wants more representation on new 911 Board

8 months ago by Scott Hardy

Faces July 1 deadline to agree

The Adams County Board says it wants to have more elected officials on the proposed new 911 Board. Scott Hardy has more. 

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The Board Tuesday night talked about an inter-governmental agreement between it and the City of Quincy that would make changes to the current 911 Board. Under the proposed agreement, based on a state law passed last summer, the City will have three Aldermen on the Board, while the County will have only one Board member. County Board Chairman Les Post can appoint another at-large member to the 911 Board. County Board member Ryan Niekamp, who's also on the 911 Board, says the County wants to have more elected officials on the 911 Board.

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Funding for the 911 Board under the agreement would be divided 60% from the City, and 40% from the County. Niekamp says the County Board is hoping for legislative help from Springfield.

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The County Board's Legislative Committee has tabled the agreement until next month. The agreement has to be in place by July 1st.

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