Norwood Dispatch on the chopping block?
Mr. Schneider went on to say he had called an official with the Hamilton County Dispatch to discuss contracting our entire dispatch department, which currently costs in excess of $600,000 per year. The estimate he was given was approximately $266,000, which was based on Hamilton County charging $17.05 per dispatch event regardless of how many subsequent dispatches are made for the same event. Hamilton County would not charge for their first year of service. The City would be able to use that savings for any equipment that might be needed to make the transition. Mr. Schneider said the savings would be in the vicinity of $400,000 for the year. He stressed that proposed cuts are still in the talking stages until tonight's special council meeting when contract negotiations will be discussed.