Oct. 09--The Glynn County Commission Finance Committee voted Tuesday to recommend hiring Mosquito Control Services of Georgia to provide mosquito abatement at an estimated annual cost of more than $900,000.
Public Works Director Becky Rowell said she recommended outsourcing the work because the county has had difficulty keeping a supervisor in the mosquito abatement position.
By contracting the service, the county will no longer have to keep abreast of stringent environmental requirements. That will be the company's responsibility.
She said Mosquito Control Services of Georgia expressed interest in hiring the four full-time workers employed by the county for mosquito abatement.
In addition, the committee recommended spending more than $900,000 to equip the 911 emergency dispatch center with new phone and computer systems and to purchase a new data storage system for the fire department.
Committee Chairman Dale Provenzano said the new computer system is software-based, making it easy to update. County Information Technology Director John Catron said the new phone system will more easily handle and pinpoint wireless calls.
The county commission will vote on the recommendations at its meeting Oct. 17 at the historic Glynn County Courthouse, 701 G St., Brunswick.
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