YARMOUTH — The town will close public safety dispatch and have Falmouth answer emergency calls under a plan approved by the Town Council Monday night. At least five dispatchers will lose their jobs.

Yarmouth will enter into a contract with Falmouth for public safety dispatch, a move Town Manager Nat Tupper said will save the town $185,000. The council voted 6-0 in favor of the plan, which will likely not go into effect until later this year.

Like many municipalities, Yarmouth is expecting a drop in state aid and is looking to offset that difference with cuts in its budget. Yarmouth’s current municipal budget is $10.7 million and Tupper said they hope to reduce it to $10.4 million for the coming year to keep the property tax rate increase minimal.


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