Dispatching contract in the works

311

Waterloo is working to finalize a three-year contract for emergency dispatch services provided by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, it was learned at the Aug. 19 meeting of the Waterloo City Council.

A disagreement concerning the amount Waterloo pays the county for its dispatching services boiled over during the Aug. 5 meeting of the Monroe County Board. 

Read more in the Aug. 28 edition of the Republic-Times, or click here to subscribe.

Waterloo is working to finalize a three-year contract for emergency dispatch services provided by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, it was learned at the Aug. 19 meeting of the Waterloo City Council.

A disagreement concerning the amount Waterloo pays the county for its dispatching services boiled over during the Aug. 5 meeting of the Monroe County Board. 

The issue first arose in April when Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing told commissioners the cost of taking emergency calls for Waterloo was much greater than what the city was reimbursing the county. 

At the Aug. 5 city council meeting, Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith appointed aldermen Steve Notheisen and Stan Darter to meet with the commissioners in an effort to come up with an official contract for dispatching services.

At the Aug. 19 council meeting, Smith thanked Notheisen and Darter for a productive meeting with the county and coming up with a three-year contract for dispatching services.

“We’re good with it,” Smith said. 

A contract needs to be approved by both the city and county, and the two parties will need to enter into an intergovernmental agreement.

Pictured, from left, are alderman Russ Row, Mayor Tom Smith and aldermen Stan Darter and Kyle Buettner during a check presentation Aug. 19 in the amount of $269.15 to VFW Post #6504 as part of the IMEA’s electric efficiency program.

In action taken during the council meeting, aldermen approved a rear yard setback request at 301 W. Mill Street, awarded a contract to  Glandt Roofing for $39,070 for the power plant roof replacement project (with extras not to exceed $10,000), and approved the final plat for Waterloo Commons Lot 5.

The council also approved a site plan for a new car wash to be located next to McDonald’s at 821 North Pointe Drive.

The next city council meeting takes place Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email