McCOOK, Nebraska -- What the City of McCook will charge Red Willow County for having dispatched the county sheriff's officers during 2011-2012 will raise by $19,072.
During their weekly meeting Monday morning, county commissioners discussed briefly a letter from McCook Police Chief Isaac Brown telling them that the city will charge the county $59,973 for dispatching services during 2011-12.
This compares with $40,901 paid for dispatching in 2010-11.
Brown explained in his letter that 15 percent of the dispatching center's total function was performed for the sheriff's department, and that the county is therefore responsible for 15 percent of the dispatching center's costs.
"This is a pet peeve of mine," commission chairman Earl McNutt said. " ... paying each other for services we could provide at a reasonable cost ..."