The Daily Times Chronicle reported initially and Mayor Scott Galvin confirmed during Monday's mayoral debate that Woburn received a grant for $159,400 that will allow the city to study whether a regional dispatch center including Winchester, Burlington, and Stoneham would make sense.
According to the newspaper, the grant given by the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security 911 Department would include $109,400 for a feasibility study and $50,000 on project management services.
"This grant allows us to hire a project manager and explore the possibility of creating a regional dispatch center for fire and police services," said Galvin, according to the Daily Times Chronicle. "One of the big things we'll be looking at from Woburn's perspective is hiring dedicated dispatch personnel."
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