The Winder City Council took care of some major items at its regular monthly meetings Monday and Tuesday. The council unanimously ratified the mayor’s March 3 bid to purchase at auction the Midland Avenue operations center of the former Peoples Bank. The facility is to become Winder’s new city hall sometime this summer.
The council also unanimously approved two intergovernmental agreements with Barrow County Emergency Services. The first permanently hands over to the county’s 911 Center on June 12 the responsibility of dispatching emergency calls for the Winder Police Department. The second covers the temporary stationing of a county ambulance inside the city limits at a site off East Athens Street.
For the full story, see the March 7 issue of the Barrow Journal e-Edition or in print.
We Already Pay for it, Check your Bill
03/13/12 at 05:02 PM
Taxes on Landline & Cellular Telephones with Barrow Addresses fund the 911 Center, Barrow County was getting ALL of the Tax, Winder was operating without that benefit, yet the Winder Citizens still paid the Tax, So this brought about the decision to merge, although there have been some issues with service from the Central Communications that need to improve. Winders dispatch quality was very good, but unfair that we paid twice for the services, I am hoping the quality and speed of service improves at the 911 Center, I would have perferred a "JOINTLY Managed Center" but that was not an option that was persued.