Officials with the city of Delaware and the Delaware County met June 1 behind closed doors to discuss the county's reimbursement of 911 funds to the city.

Officials with the city of Delaware and the Delaware County met June 1 behind closed doors to discuss the county's reimbursement of 911 funds to the city.

The meeting was termed "productive" by both sides, said city spokesman Lee Yoakum.

"We discussed the allocation of 911 funds. It was a good and productive meeting and the city and county will continue to work on a solution," the two sides wrote in a joint statement released after the one-hour meeting.

"While the two sides work toward a resolution, the city and county will forego further public comment on the matter," Yoakum said.

The money is part of a settlement the county owes the city for 911 levy funds collected from city taxpayers since 2007.

The county originally estimated the reimbursement at about $850,000. County officials later said they had used the wrong millage rate for their calculations, and reduced the amount to $585,605.

City officials stopped short of declaring an impasse but expressed their surprise and displeasure with the revised figure. They agreed to meet with the county to try to reach a resolution.