STANFORD - Lincoln County Fiscal Court held first reading Thursday of an ordinance regarding the establishment and operation of a joint Garrard, Lincoln County 911 dispatch center, but it appears not all magistrates support the idea.
Magistrates Johnny Padgett and Terry Wilcher both opposed the ordinance that will rescind all previous ordinances of Lincoln's 911 Center. What will remain in effect is any fees collected that fund the service.
The ordinance also states that an inter-local agreement recently drawn up between Lincoln and Garrard counties concerning a joint 911 center is now adopted. Lincoln County Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert has authority to execute the agreement on behalf of the Fiscal Court, according to the ordinance.
Padgett and Wilcher do not agree with a section in the agreement that states if one county's 911 land line fee is lower than the other's, and the new joint dispatch center needs funds, the county with the lower fee must raise its fee to match the higher fee. Lincoln County currently charges $1.50 and Garrard charges $3.