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Leaders discuss work on Boone Co. 911 center

Work is still moving forward on the new Boone Co. 911 center north of Columbia.

The facility will be built next to the Boone Co. Sheriff’s Department off Highway 63.

ABC 17 News Thursday sat down with Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson to see how the process is going.

The center’s new director has been on the job less than a week, but they already had construction meetings Wednesday.

The wintry weather has been making progress difficult, but leaders hope to break ground soon.

Thompson admits the project has taken longer than expected, but she thinks its too important for anything less.

“This process has taken a lot longer than maybe people would have wanted or expected, but every piece of it is so important, when you think about the need to have a very safe building, you need to have the best people in place to implement your plans for disaster or for any kind of disaster, even a 911 call is a disaster for a certain person,” said Thompson.

The current goal is to finish work by February or March of next year.

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