Richardson County Board approves pay raise for dispatchers

(KLZA)-- Richardson County Commissioners approved a salary increase for Sheriff's Department Dispatchers when they met Wednesday.

Daytime dispatchers will be paid $21 per hour and night dispatcher supervisor and TAC Officers $22 per hour. The new pay rate goes into effect April 28th.

The Board discussed with Sheriff Rick Hardesty the status of a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup in need of a new engine. The Sheriff's Department will be making plans for the repair, possible with the County Road Department doing the repair work.

During their May 1 meeting. Commissioners will consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Falls City Public Service Answering Point, at the police station, outlining the responsibilities of each party, provide the scope and authority of the agreement, clarify terms and outline compliance issues.

The agreement wil be presented to the City of Falls City for consideration.

Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Kirkendall told the Board he had been asked the Falls City High School Senior Yearbook staff if the jail area on the 4th floor of the Courthouse could be used for the senior class to stage a class picture.

Commissioners did not offer approval for the request.

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