Saying what we can’t do is the status quo, Moberly City Manager Brian Crane addressed the Randolph County Ambulance District Board Tuesday about a shortfall in 911 funding that the city has been picking up.

Last year’s shortfall was about 200 thousand dollars. The ambulance board tabled the issue for further discussion. Crane says the city wants a short term solution within a few months.

Long term, Crane says there’s a possibility of bringing in a consultant to look at the overall 911 operation.

Ambulance District Superintendent Clay Joiner says having conversations about ways to improve 911 is always valuable.

Members of the City Council, County Commission, Moberly and rural fire along with the state 911 board were also on hand. All 911 calls in Randolph County go to the dispatch center at the Moberly Police Department, and if it’s a call for the ambulance district or rural fire, they are then transferred to the ambulance district for those services to be dispatched.