Officials with the City of Cleveland and White County have announced they will enter into discussions about the possible consolidation of fire protection services.
The announcement was made separately by each government during meetings on Monday, June 7.
White County Commission Chairman Travis Turner said his hope is to have enhanced services for the county, so the commission needs to explore all possibilities.
"Let’s run the numbers, let's see financially if this is going to be a win-win, but at the end of the day are we giving enhanced service to not only the City of Cleveland but also to our citizens of White County,” said Chairman Turner. The White County Board of Commissioners gave unanimous approval to the proposal to study the consolidation.