March 19, 2009 Eagle-Tribune Article

Published: March 19, 2009 12:44 am
Public meeting set for 911 dispatch center

A public meeting to discuss a regional emergency 911 dispatch center for Essex County will be held Saturday morning in Danvers.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Holten-Richmond Middle School, 55 Conant St.

Thirteen cities and towns, including North Andover and Methuen, would be served by the Essex County Regional Emergency Communications Center. It received a commitment of nearly $7 million from the Patrick administration.

Dispatch centers in each participating community would be closed and consolidated into a center to be built near the county jail in Middleton and managed by the Sheriff's Department.

Construction on the center will begin soon.