Kosciusko Board of Aldermen holds meeting via email to approve transfer of 911 to Attala County

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The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen had to hold a meeting by email on Friday.

It was about the change over of the E-911 dispatch center from the City of Kosciusko to Attala County.

The county was set to take over operations at midnight on Friday, but the paperwork for the interlocal agreement wasn’t finished until late Friday afternoon, so the board had to make the approval by email.

Mayor Tim Kyle explains the why the changeover is happening.

“In 1999, the City of Kosciusko and Attala County entered into an inter-local agreement. At that time, the city was going to provide the dispatchers and operate 911 and the county would house the city’s prisoners.”

However, Attala County shut down its jail in 2016 and Kyle said that’s the reason for the change in 911 operations.

“But now that we don’t have the agreement in place that the county houses our prisoners anymore….state statute says that it’s the county that runs 911.”

The complete inter-local agreement can be found HERE.

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