LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett officials agreed to give another $1.4 million to cities as part of a settlement to a service delivery dispute.
The settlement was reached in February, with officials agreeing to a total of $31 million in payments for several services, but the money for 911 services was left undetermined, as the amount spent by cities to dispatch police officers was unclear.
About $1.5 million has already been distributed among the cities, although Lilburn officials chose to allow county 911 staffers to dispatch calls directly to the city officers.
Commissioners approved the additional funds Tuesday, although Commissioner Mike Beaudreau voted no.
"I thought we should have had a cap on it from the beginning," Beaudreau said.
The money, which comes from e-911 dollars paid as part of phone charges, will be distributed as follows: $316,636 to Duluth, $367,208.60 to Lawrenceville, $305,576 to Norcross, $199,377 to Suwanee and $226,642.58 to Snellville.
Jace Brooks, in his first meeting as a county commissioner, said the decision was "interesting," as he was a Suwanee councilman when the dispute was originally settled.
"The cities are great partners, and I will look forward to continuing partnering with them," he said.