COPLEY TWP.: A governing council for the new emergency services dispatch center for Copley, Norton and Barberton will have authority to conduct collective bargaining with employee unions.
The authorization township trustees approved Wednesday is contained in an amendment to the September 2012 founding agreement for the Southwest Summit Communication Center.
Township Fire Chief Michael Benson said the dispatch center, housed in the Norton Fire Department, is scheduled to be operational by the end of July.
In other business, trustees approved a resolution “to honor and acknowledge” May 15 as Police Officers Memorial Day and May 12-18 as Police Week in Copley Township.