[1/26/18] $1 Million Of Capital Budget Set Aside For Regional Emergency Operations Center In Wenatchee

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The now signed Capital Construction budget arrived on the Governors desk a week ago – and was signed last Friday morning.

It provides more than $4 billion for projects across the state, including $1 million for a Regional Emergency Operations Center in Chelan County.

Sergeant Kent Sisson, with Chelan County Emergency Management, shares more on that project…

012518 Emergency Center 1 1:29 “…we’re hoping to build.”

Chelan County Sheriff, Brian Burnett, says support for the idea has been strong…

012518 Emergency Center 2 1:09 “…everything’s up and running.”

Sisson says the $1 million set aside in the Capital Construction Budget, doesn’t quite cover the total cost of a Regional Emergency Operations Center, so some final funding options are yet to be hammered out…

012518 Emergency Center 3 :41 “…more funding if needed.”

Right now, the plans are to build the new Regional Emergency Operations Center at an existing building site on the Chelan County Public Works property that currently houses the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Helicopter.