Precinct 3 Commissioner
The biggest obstacle seems to be on the financial side, where Motorola has proposed a cost of
"At our meeting on
Bailey then proposed to the court that the cost be paid out of the county's reserve funds.
However, there was concern from the court about the use of those funds since they were not allocated for that purpose. But, thanks to an alternative arrangement with Motorola, the financial issue could have a feasible solution.
"Motorola has offered us a lease purchase arrangement in which they will give us 18 months with no payments or interest, which carries us into the next budget cycle," Bailey said. "Then we could address that item in the next budget and put the line item where it needs to be."
Aside from the financial details, a study is being conducted between the
Currently, the county uses software from Southern Technology while RPD uses
"They hope to have this study done within the next couple of days," Bailey said. "That's the reason why we haven't been able to move any further forward with the plans. The software decision needs to be made first."
Aside from those snags, Bailey reported that all participating entities are on board with the plan, which will bring all emergency responders under one collective roof, communicating on the same channels for total interoperability.
"Everybody is 100 percent supportive of this," Bailey said. "We finished our conversations with Fate about a week ago and they are on board with the rest of the cities."
Bailey said the plan will likely be readdressed during the
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