Tuesday evening, the city of Circleville got a warm invitation to join Pickaway County's dispatch center.
Councilman Barry Keller said this is the latest proposal after the first offer four or five years ago.
Along with his fellow Pickaway County Commissioners, Brian Stewart spoke to council, telling them they calculate it would save the city more than $500,000 in the first year, and $200,000 in following years...as well as improve public service.
He said they built the PSAP, or "Public Safety Answering Point," to allow for expansion.
Keller said they'll have to look over the numbers. This city is having financial stresses and could use the savings.
He hopes a decision on joining the can be reached by the end of the year.
Ryan Scribner of the Pickaway Progress Partnership, or P3, explained how they and the Circleville Pickaway Community Improvement Corporation can allow a vacated fire station to join a larger demolished school site as potential development on South Court Street.
Council voted to accept that proposal.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture