The proposed 250-foot tower would be used for emergency purposes and not for mobile operators. The communications upgrade was part of an agreement with the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA) through which the city`s emergency communications broadcasts circulate. The ÖRKT and the WCC are not parties to our agreement, but were created by our agreement to serve the best interests of traditional property groups. To support the administration of the agreement and distribute the contributions received to facilitate the community development of traditional ownership groups, WCCCA established the Western Cape Communities Trust (ÖRKT) and the Western Cape Communities Coordinating Committee (WCCCC). WCCCA (wă-kŭ) was established in 1985 under the authority of Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) 190 by the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between Washington County and the cities of Beaverton, Cornelius, Hillsboro, North Plains and Washington County Rural Fire Protection Districts No. 1 (now Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, TVF&R) and 2. The WCCCA then entered into intergovernmental agreements with the cities of Banks, Durham, Forest Grove, King City, Sherwood, Tigard, Gaston and Tualatin. The following fire departments that join the agency include Banks, Cornelius, Forest Grove and Gaston. In the years following the switch to civilian dispatchers, the demand for all Oregon residents to have access to 9-1-1 increased. To better facilitate this trend, there is a tendency to set up central listening points for 9-1-1 calls. In this case, more and more police and firefighters are cleaning their individual dispatch facilities and merging with the central control center. Thus, WCCCA was “born” in 1985 and became a consolidated distribution center. In 1973, our staff consisted of 8 full-time dispatchers; Wccca now has more than 65 full-time dispatchers.
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