Henry, Morrill, assist with funding Communications Center upgrade

Two more communities in Scotts bluff County have committed funds to helping county government pay for communications center upgrades. Henry has approved $510 and Morrill is providing $8,270 based on a population formula.

Scotts Bluff County Board Chair Mark Masterton praised the community leaders for recognizing the need to work together to fund the upgrades.

Ten local communities who are dispatched through the communications center were asked for help on a per-capita basis to help pay for the $350,000 in improvements budgeted this fiscal year.

Scottsbluff provided $70,000, with additional help possible in the future. Gering has indicated it plans to help but has not decided how much it will give until it gets more information on what the money is funding.

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