January 29, 2013 (HYANNIS) _ Barnstable County Sheriff Jim Cummings has presented Cape Cod police and fire chiefs with a revised regional communications center proposal. The two sides have been at odds -- moving forward with competing proposals to regionalize the Cape’s 9-1-1 system. Cummings told the committee of chiefs and county officials yesterday that he’s heard from town officials and cape lawmakers who want a compromise reached. The chiefs have balked at Cummings’ plan – saying they’d lose autonomy and control. Instead – they want to build a new regional center that would be controlled by an independent board. Cummings has argued that he already does fire dispatching for many Cape Cod towns and is ready to take on the additional responsibility. The new proposal would make all his dispatching equipment available to the effort. The sheriff would also agree to the establishment of several committees for governance of the communications center. The chiefs remained lukewarm to the proposal Monday – opting to craft a counter proposal they will present to the sheriff in the coming days.