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HUNTINGDON (November 12) — Carroll County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept up to $100,000 from the Carroll County Emergency Communications District (911) for the purchase of three new …
HUNTINGDON (November 12) — Carroll County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept up to $100,000 from the Carroll County Emergency Communications District (911) for the purchase of three new dispatch consoles at the emergency dispatch center.
Last month, the aging dispatch equipment was temporarily down to one dispatch position after the second one malfunctioned. A spare part for the old equipment is on lone from Madison County to restore the center to two dispatch positions.
The estimate to purchase all new dispatch consoles with three dispatcher positions, was at $150,000. Sheriff Andy Dickson said his department could alter its budget to fund $50,000 for the new equipment along with $100,000 from the 911 Board, which he is the chairman.
Commissioner Joel Washburn said the City of McKenzie is still having problems with its county-supplied digital radios. That is because the county’s antenna is in a low-lying area south of the city.
The county of Carroll will seek bids to purchase the dispatch equipment.
Three persons were appointed to the 9-1-1 board. Larry Elliott was reappointed and Joyce Noles and Adam Allen were newly appointed to fill expiring terms of Danny Brawner and Terry Bradshaw.