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County seeks grant, has merger in focus

Sali McSherry, The Chagrin Valley Times, 14 March 2012

The grant would assist with the public safety departments, because it encompasses the most complicated areas of the study that include fire, emergency medical and police, which make up significant portions community budgets, according to the team.

Public safety was selected as the initial focal point, because there already has been a significant amount of cross-training in each of the municipalities. There also has been significant expansion in the social-service roles of these departments, the team said. As a result, the county expects to be able to identify a number of opportunities for shared services through a combined public-safety approach

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