Borough Looks At Funds To Hire Three 911 Dispatchers

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will look at an ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday that would cover the cost of funding three new borough dispatch positions.  The total cost according to the ordinance would be approximately $345,000 on an annual basis. Harbaugh: “It has met with the borough administration three times to discuss revising the agreement to address this transition but no agreement has been reached. The borough intends to continue its efforts to negotiate with the state and to recover costs it is owed by the state under the current agreement.” In a memo to the assembly from Borough Finance Director Brandi Harbaugh, funds are needed to reimburse the borough’s E911 division for the overtime costs it hasincurred and to fund three new positions to fill the vacancies left unfilled by the state. Harbaugh: “Three of DPS ‘s eight dispatcher positions have been vacant since September 2019 equaling 1,868 hours that the borough had to cover using overtime. A fourth state position remained vacant from July 1, 2019 until September 5, 2019. The missing state personnel time totals about 2080 hours, which is equal to one full-time position for a year.” The state announced its intention to centralize E911 call-taking for Alaska State Troopers and alerted the borough of its intention to ultimately remove all state positions from the Communications Center in Soldotna.last_img

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