Shirley panel will explore joining regional dispatch
The Lowell Sun, Posted: 08/20/2014 09:55:37 PM EDT
By: Katina Caraganis
SHIRLEY — Despite expressing concerns when asked to join the regional dispatch center on Devens in 2011, Shirley selectmen will appoint an ad hoc committee to look at whether joining the center now would make financial sense for the town.
Selectman Robert Prescott said the committee overseeing the center, which is chaired by Lunenburg Town Manager Kerry Speidel, recently came before the board to explain how it was working for the member towns.
Lunenburg, Lancaster, Devens and Harvard are currently part of the regional dispatch center. Prescott said the four tows are considering allowing other towns to join the center.