Ash Grove board considers First Net services for emergencies

The Ash Grove Board of Aldermen learned about a service called First Net, used by first responders, at the March 4 board meeting.
A short presentation was given by a representative with AT&T who described FirstNet services.
FirstNet is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Authorized by Congress in 2012, its mission is to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect United States communities.
Brought to the board by Police Chief Darin Chance, who was present at the meeting, the service, in short, helps better connect first responders in emergency situations.
After some discussion by the board, it was decided that more information was needed on pricing for the service, and that the opportunity would be revisited once all the numbers were in.
In other moments during the meeting;
- It was announced that Springfield Pool and Spa had successfully fixed cracks in the city pool, but the underwater lights still needed attention. Additionally, it was made known the fact that the pool itself would need an overall resurfacing sooner than later.
- A representative with WCA trash service discussed pick-up options for residents on Brookside Avenue. The trash service no longer wants to drive over a small deteriorating culvert bridge to access the four houses on the street. Through some discussion, a few viable options were presented and will be discussed further with affected residents.
- The board voted 4-0 to allow the city to correct placement of three water meters at 108-A East Boone, 100 East Boone, #1 and 110 East Boone #2. The city will do the work required.
- Ash Grove homeowner Quinn Holland requested the city vacate a small portion of an alley behind her house on East Main Street so she can build a garage. After some discussion, it was agreed that an ordinance would be forthcoming once a legal description of the property could be mined.

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