Is a new 911 building in Wood County's future?

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) The Wood County 911 center is outgrowing its building-so much, it might have to move someday.

911 Director Rick Woodyard told the Wood County Commission Thursday the space issues are due to the expansion in the number of dispatchers in recent years.

While the center isn't expected to be moving any time soon, Woodyard said he has at least one promising site for a future location.

While not naming the site, Woodyard said, "It's in an isolated area; not in the middle of a lot of things, but in the middle of everything, It's a unique piece of property."

The issue may be discussed in a future closed-door meeting, since it involves property considerations.

The center opened in the late 1990's in a renovated elementary school building.

The commission, meantime, accepted the low bid for construction of an equipment building at the current 911 center grounds.