- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) - The northeast Ohio city of Beachwood has backed out of plans to establish a regional emergency dispatch center that would’ve served five neighboring communities.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (https://bit.ly/1YBlUrv ) Beachwood is forfeiting a $1.9 million grant from Cuyahoga County to fund a regional dispatch center for the city along with Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights and South Euclid.

Instead, officials say the city plans to update its current dispatch center. Cost estimates on the renovations total $1.4 million.

University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld says Beachwood wanted to control operations at the regional center but the other municipalities wanted to share the responsibility.

The remaining cities have expressed interest in continuing to explore opportunities for a regional center, but they will need to file another grant application.


Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, https://www.cleveland.com

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