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Skaneateles Communications Center
Supervisor Phil Tierney

The Skaneateles Communications Center, commonly
known as the dispatch center, has served the Town and
the Village with distinction for many years operating as
an entity within the Skaneateles Fire Department. The
relocation of the fire department to a new station currently
under construction prompted some changes by
the Village that led to a review of the status of the center
as an economically and technologically viable operation
given the advances in communications and the
County 911 system. Some people voiced the concern
that the dispatch center was redundant as a 24/7 emergency
response service.
In response to these concerns, the Town and Village
appointed a joint task force to review the issue. The
task force is composed of two Town representatives:
Doreen Simmons and Christine Buff; two Village representatives:
Kathryn Carlson and Lee Buttolph; and a
joint Town and Village representative: John Paddock,
who serves as the chair of the task force. This group of…

want to know more? Go to Phil’s article at Town Of Skaneateles