The budget also includes a $20,000 increase in payments from 911 to both the city and county for use of their dispatch facilities. That means 911 will be paying $85,000 per year to both the city and county, up from $65,000 last year.
Also Tuesday, the board received an update on the efficiency study being conducted by Intertech.
"The report is coming along," board member Norbert Soltwedel said. "We're a little behind schedule, but we are getting there."
Soltwedel said Intertech representatives have made the first of three site visits to check out the current system. One of the goals of the efficiency study is to determine the continued feasibility of operating dual dispatch centers.
Also Tuesday, the board directed member Joe Holomy to oversee the maintenance of two generators that are used in emergency situations.