City, County Arguing Over 911 Service

1 decade 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 23 2007 Apr 23, 2007 Monday, April 23, 2007 2:59:06 PM CDT April 23, 2007 in News
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Jasper County Emergency Services is planning to take over all the city's 911 calls on May 14. But the Joplin City Council has authorized all efforts, including a lawsuit, to stop it. Lee Smith, a member of the county board, has suggested a cooling off period for more discussions. Board Chairman Kelly Stephens has asked the board to meet tomorrow to discuss that suggestion. The dispute centers on whether changing all emergency calls to Jasper County would delay fire, police and emergency response times.

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