City Of Fairfield Looking To Assume Complete Management Of Dispatch Center

The Fairfield City Council met in regular session on Monday night where 2 public hearings were approved, one for rezoning to mixed use and the other for drawings, specifications, form of contract and engineers estimate for paving improvements on 23rd, 9th and C Streets. Both hearings were set for Monday April 26th with the council meeting that evening set to begin at 7pm.

Also at the meeting the Council approved the return of the Fairfield Farmers Market to the Southeast corner of the Fairfield square on Wednesday’s as there were feelings that maybe the event was a bit overlooked and the hopes are that the return to the square will bring it back to the forefront, the request was unanimous among the Market Board.

The City Council also approved a letter to the County formally requesting that the Dispatch Center be removed from the 28E agreement and that the City assume complete management. The City is suggesting that this transfer be completed by June 30th of next year and that the City assume full responsibility for the Dispatch Center effective July 1 of that year, beginning a new Fiscal year.

The City is proposing that they assume responsibility for all financial costs associated with the Dispatch Center and that they maintain employment of all current staff of the Center. In addition the City would request that the County transfer ownership of all licenses to the City, and that all equipment purchased for the Dispatch center become City property.

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