CANTON St. Lawrence County should join regional consortiums on interoperable communications and hazardous material, a Board of Legislators committee recommended Monday.
The communications consortium would be with Jefferson and Lewis counties. Joining will help make the county eligible for grants to establish a communications network.
The hazardous material consortium would be with Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Warren and Washington counties. Being a member could help the county find funding for equipment and its maintenance.
This is a regional approach, said Joseph M. Gilbert, county emergency services director. Were at such a disadvantage applying for grants as a stand-alone county.