McLeansboro City Council Approves Dispatch Agreement With Hamilton County

(MCLEANSBORO, IL) — The McLeansboro City Council Tuesday night approved a proposal for the city to enter into an intergovernmental agreement for central dispatching services with Hamilton County. Officials say this proposal will be presented to the Hamilton County Board at their meeting on January 21. If the Board approves the proposal, central dispatch may begin sometime prior to March 1. The proposal is a three-year, renewable contract. Some minor details concerning the purchase of police equipment – primarily computer programs and software – are expected to be finalized at the board meeting. The cost is unknown at this time. The annual cost to the city will be in the ball park of $25,000 a year.