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Napoleon may dissolve dispatch center

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NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

In an attempt to save money, the Napoleon Dispatch Center may soon close, but not everyone is on board with the idea.

If the center closed, all local 911 calls would be routed to the Sheriff's Office.

City leaders say a performance audit showed the city could potentially save around $300,000 by dissolving their dispatch into the county's, but there are some concerns.

"It's really a real safety issue," said Councilman Travis Sheaffer. "If we take ours out of service, if the Sheriff's tower goes down, who's going to answer the phone?"

Sheaffer is presenting a plan that shows other ways for the city to deal with budget issues.

"A 25 percent reduction in the income tax waiver for those who work out of town, reducing one lieutenant who is retiring this year, and then reducing one dispatching position," he explained.

The Henry County Sheriff is working on finalizing numbers, and will soon present an estimated cost to Napoleon for picking up those services. After that, council will discuss their options and make a final decision.

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