“When we moved the dispatchers we thought it was good even without the grant,” Ortt said. “But now it’s going to save us money and offset some of the costs with the county.”
The funding haul is part of $4 million passed out by the state to 21 municipalities that are reducing the cost of government.
The governor’s announcement comes as the dispatchers accused the county of breaking state civil service law by discounting seniority issues following their transfer.
Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.