|Elmore County breaks ground on new EOC|
|Written by News Desk|
|Thursday, 26 December 2013 16:17|
Elmore County Commissioners Mark Hragyil, Joe Faulk, David Bowen, Stephanie Daniels-Smoke, E-911 Board Chairman Steve Dennis, and County Commissioner Trey Taylor shovel sand in a ceremonial groundbreaking on the new Elmore County EOC facility.
Photo: Brian Hodge
Elmore County officials broke ground last week on the county's new Elmore County Emergency Operations Center in Wetumpka next to the Elmore County Jail on US Hwy 231.
The Elmore County Commission, in coordination with the Elmore County Emergency Management Agency & Homeland Security (EMA/HS) Office, Elmore County Sheriff's Office (ECSO), and Elmore County E 9-1-1, hosted the Official Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new Elmore County Emergency Operations Center. The groundbreaking ceremony marks the end of the planning & design phase and beginning of the estimated 14-month construction phase.
The hardened facility will house the administrative offices of the EMA/HS Office and E 9-1-1, and the ECSO Dispatch. The facility is designed to sustain prolonged periods of 24-hour Emergency Operations Center activations by supporting multiple personnel with the resources during times of protracted emergencies and disasters.
Is this a case of 'Premature Appropriation?' This week David Bowen, Chairman of the Elmore County Commission, decided to gave away $262,000 without any authority from the commission. He later characterized this move as 'premature.'Read more...
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