County to hire three 911 operators

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By Lisa King

The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted to approve the hiring of three part-time 911 telecommunicators at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

Amanda LaMaster, Jennifer Hanlon and Catlin Hartlow were appointed to the position of 911 telecommunicator, which is a part-time position which pays $10 per hour.

In addition to approving the personnel items, magistrates also heard an update on the construction of the future Judicial Center by Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton, who reported that crews had lost from 8 to 10 working days on the construction recently because of inclement weather.

Although the completion date of March 2011 has not been changed as of yet, he said the loss of construction time could affect the completion date.

"The judge [Rob Rothenburger] and I met with the construction manager last week, and everything is still within the completion date guideline, but that could changed," Newton told magistrates.

"We do expect those two weeks to move the project back some," Rothenburger said.

Magistrates approved several items of county business, including the routine business of approving the prior month's financial statement and paying county invoices. Magistrates approved the 2010 Charitable Contributions Application Schedule.