Jan. 18—OSKALOOSA — The process for a new emergency communications system took another step forward with the approval of a bid for four towers to be erected around the county.
The work includes a "turnkey" solution, meaning the company will foundation and installation of the tower, including required lights, will be completed.
Sabre was the lowest of seven proposals received. The supervisors will approve a formal contract at a future meeting.
The construction timeline would have the towers ready by
The radio system has been a topic for several years around the county and was a hot topic in the 2018 supervisors campaign. In
The current analog system presents numerous challenges, with consistent failures and dead zones throughout the county, first responder officials have said.
In 2018, the
In other action:
— Supervisors approved the structure for a seven-member board to help evaluate the county's health insurance options. They will meet and make recommendations to the board.
— Supervisors approved signing a document for a new full courtroom conferencing system to be installed. The county will have no cost for the project.
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