When the Battle Creek City Commission meets Tuesday, May 15, one of the things they will be considering will be the relocation of Calhoun County’s backup 911 Center.

The Commission’s agenda says that they will be voting on whether or not to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority to move the center; the current backup center is located in the Battle Creek Police Department building, but since that building is set to be demolished it needs a new home.

The Dispatch Authority says Battle Creek’s Fire Station 1 is the ideal location, since it meets their requirements: it has space for dispatch use, it has a backup generator, and is an appropriate distance away from the main Dispatch Center in Marshall.

The City says that they are "amenable" to the chance, since it provides a benefit to the public. There would be certain costs associated with the move, but the Dispatch Authority says they will cover all costs.

City Manager Rebecca Fleury and Interim Fire Chief Jim Blocker are both in favor of this agreement, according to the agenda.