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Napoleon leaders evaluating cost of rerouting emergency calls

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The Henry County sheriff says it would cost $165,000 for the first year to reroute calls through his office, plus all current Napoleon dispatchers would lose their jobs. The Henry County sheriff says it would cost $165,000 for the first year to reroute calls through his office, plus all current Napoleon dispatchers would lose their jobs.
NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The future of the Napoleon dispatch center is still up in the air, as city leaders look for ways to cut spending. They are currently working with the Henry County sheriff to see how much it would cost to route 911 calls to the sheriff's office.

New estimates were just presented to Napoleon City Council. If Napoleon city leaders choose to shut down their dispatch center and route calls through the county, the sheriff says it would cost $165,000 for the first year and $150,000 for the following nine years. 
    
Additionally, all current Napoleon dispatchers would lose their jobs. However, the sheriff says they would be eligible to apply for one of the four new positions that would be created in his office. 
    
One City Council member says not everyone is in favor of combining the dispatch centers.

"The Council chambers were packed last night and several people - business owners and former people involved in fire - were there stating that they would be in favor of paying more to keep services as they are in Napoleon, because we've been running such an efficient, good service for so many years. They're basically saying why fix what's not broken?" explained Travis Sheaffer.

The city manager is now in the process of negotiating with the sheriff. After that, council will compare all their options and make a final decision.

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