Chanute asks to join 911 system

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May 8, 2019 - 11:09 AM

With continued cost increases and quality concerns mounting with current 911 services provided by Neosho County, Chanute City Manager, Jeff Cantrell, went before Allen County commissioners Tuesday to ask if they would consider allowing Chanute to join Allen County’s 911 service.

According to the Director of 911 Services in Allen County, Angela Murphy, regionalization and consolidation is nothing new. Murphy noted the county had previously looked into absorbing services for Woodson County two years ago and Yates Center as recently as last year.

Murphy said the deal with Woodson County fell apart after their previous sheriff left and a new administration came in. She went on to say the dynamics didn’t work with Yates Center.

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