New Emergency Operation Center

After months of discussion, the E-911 advisory committee has agreed on a location to propose a new emergency operations center.

A close vote led to the recommendation of the Houston County Farm Center as the spot for a new combined emergency communication center.

The board members agreed that 21,000 square feet is needed for the overall complex, 7,000 of which would be the communication center.

Chairman of the Advisory Board Clark Matthews says the recommendation will still lead to more issues.

"There's issues we'll have to look at of course before deciding that’s where its going to be. For example infrastructure, underground cabling and we certainly don't want to raise the price,” said Matthews.

Chief John Powell will present the advisory board's recommendation at the next district board meeting.

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