The first half of the year was very difficult in the area of staffing as we lost two of our full time dispatchers. Without the help of our remaining full time dispatcher, Donna Leonard, and our part time employees filling in and working extra hours, we would have been unable to cover the shifts at this time. I am extremely grateful for their concern and cooperation during those months.
We have been working on the new Radio Frequency and at the time of this writing we are ready to turn it on.
Communications has a budget request of $12,000.00 in for this year. This is to replace 30 pagers for the Fire Department. These pages are at least 10 to 20 years old. This will be the final leg in upgrading Ashbys communication system.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the fire, police, ambulance and Highway departments for their continued support and cooperation.
A. Douglas Cudmore