MOUNT VERNON — In a brief meeting Thursday following an executive session with 9-1-1 Director Rick Dzik, the Knox County Commissioners voted to approve the hiring of two new full-time dispatchers by Dzik.
Dzik said they will replace two dispatchers (officially “public safety communications technicians”) who resigned this month.
Dzik also reported that the process of consolidating the two 9-1-1 call centers is proceeding, and most recently has been meeting with engineers and vendors to establish specifications for the information technology, network wiring, electrical engineering and radios and miscellaneous items. Dzik said contractors will be able to bid on the items individually or as a package.
He said things are still on schedule for having the new center ready to go in April, but “it’s getting tight.”
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