Mahaska County Board discusses 911 funding

The Mahaska County Board spent over an hour Monday (4/5) discussing funding and management of the County’s 911 and dispatch.  You’ll remember in February, an Iowa District Judge ruled in favor of the County Board in its dispute with the County’s 911 Service Board…..saying that the Service Board was not a public or private agency, so it couldn’t enter into a 28E agreement with anyone, including Mahaska County’s Emergency Management Commission.  Ever since, there have been questions on how to get cities in the county to pay for the County’s 911 service.  County Attorney Andrew Ritland suggested bringing in a mediator to settle the dispute.  The County Board voted to pay for the 911 Board for the rest of the fiscal year, that is, through June 30.


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