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911 service agreement signed by Junction City

JUNCTION CITY — The Junction City Council approved a 911 agreement with the Danville 911 Dispatch Center on Thursday night, making it the third entity to sign on.

“It’s much different than what was first proposed,” said Mayor Jim Douglas, who said he is pleased with the changes.

The vote by the Junction City Council was unanimous.

One of the big changes in the agreement is that participating agencies will be part of an advisory committee that reviews call-center budget issues, policies and actions. It will feature someone from each first responder agency — the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office; Boyle County Fire Protection District; Boyle County EMS; Danville Police and Fire departments; Junction City Police and Fire departments; and the Perryville Police and Fire departments.

There will also be a formal grievance process — something that wasn’t available before.

The Boyle County Fiscal Court and Danville City Commission both signed the agreement in November.

The Boyle County Fire Protection District also plans to approve the agreement in January.

Fire Chief Donnie Sexton said the fire district board gave him the approval to sign once a final draft was completed.

“It’s very fair,” he said. “We’re good with it.”

The Perryville City Council will review the agreement and will likely sign it at its Jan. 4 meeting, said Mayor Anne Sleet.

The service agreement is the first of its kind in Boyle County — officials have said previously, Danville provided 911 service for all Boyle residents on verbal and handshake agreements.