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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Commission approves funding for new 9-1-1 dispatch center, A.B. Graham renovations

SPRINGFIELD, OH (Sept. 13, 2018) – The Board of Clark County Commissioners will begin several capital improvement projects in 2019, including constructing a new 9-1-1 communications center and completing renovations to the A.B. Graham building.

“The projects are vital to the future of Clark County,” Commissioner Rick Lohnes said. “Public safety and public services are crucial to our residents. The improvements will allow us to have better technology and streamline operations that will greatly benefit both our residents and our visitors.”

The commissioners approved about $7.6 million in bonds for the two projects at Wednesday’s meeting.

The $5.1 million 9-1-1 Dispatch Center will include site improvements, as well as upgrading, replacing and refurbishing technology. The county is currently seeking proposals from architects who will design. Local officials are still deciding where the dispatch center will be located.

The $2.5 million A.B. Graham Building remodeling will include new heating and air conditioning, fire suppression, plumbing and electrical systems. The county recently replaced windows and improved the exterior of the building in 2017.

Both projects are expected to begin construction in 2019. The offices located inside the A.B. Graham building will be relocated to a site to be determined during construction.

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Media contact:

Clark County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031