Once again, Brown Deer delays decision on dispatch

May 3, 2011

Trustees Monday night voted down a resolution stating their intentions to move dispatching operations to Bayside. By a 4-2-1 vote, the board struck down the resolution after a closed session debate on the next step.

The resolution would have authorized the village manager to negotiate the specifics of a dispatching contract with Bayside. Trustee Tim Schilz, who voted against it, said inconsistent information about the cost and the differences in technology between what is available in Brown Deer and Bayside led to the no vote.

Schilz said the board wants to discuss those inconsistencies with all stakeholders in the room. Police Capt. John Graeber made the department's argument to the board Monday in a 95 minute presentation about the village dispatch center, but representatives of the Bayside dispatch center were told it was not necessary for them to attend the meeting.

Both Village President Carl Krueger and Schilz said Tuesday the matter will be discussed again on an upcoming agenda.

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