911 dispatch

Next step is to appoint members to board that will oversee dispatch authority

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

After years of false starts, Kalamazoo County is the closest it’s ever come to overhauling its 911 dispatch system.

The meeting will consider a draft agreement recommended by a group of local government officials.

Sixty-two percent of voters supported an increased 75 cent telephone surcharge to pay for 911 service, but the proposal wasn't supposed to be on the ballot until November.

If approved, increase won't go into effect until next year