Randolph County, the City of Moberly, and the Randolph County Ambulance District have joined together to hire a consultant to determine how to best fix the holes in the 9-1-1 system and the cost to do so. Presiding Commissioner John Truesdell told KWIXLand This Morning listeners that he’s optimistic American Relief Funds should cover the cost of the equipment. Truesdell said the next significant cost will be adequate personnel to operate the system.

[t:\audio\bb-truesdell need more personnel for 911 11-9.mp3] :17 secs OC….years ago.

Truesdell estimated they are $250,000 to $300,000 short. He said there has been some discussion on a possible alternative to covering that shortfall in the future.

[t:\audio\bb-truesdell future election issue could come 11-9.mp3] :26 secs OC….fix this.

Truesdell is not a proponent of having a newly created 9-1-1 Board and Operations Center. Hear the full interview on the KWIXLand This Morning page in the news section.