Moline and EM may share cost of safety communications center


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 8:28 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
MOLINE — Moline and East Moline could share the cost of upgrades and new equipment for its shared public safety communications center.

Tonight, aldermen are scheduled to review a $179,781 quote from RACOM for software upgrades, replacement equipment and relocating the radios to a climate-controlled area.

According to Moline City Council documents, the amount is Moline's share of the cost. East Moline would pay 40 percent, or $119,854, and be billed separately.

According to council documents, the initial installation of consoles and radios was 15 years ago. The radios have been used past their recommended replacement date.

In other business, aldermen will vote on four items that, if passed, would have the city spending up to $405,169 on city vehicles and equipment.

The proposed purchases are: up to $160,000 on a used replacement motor grader for the streets department; $34,015 for two vehicles for the police department street crimes unit; $167,424 on six flexible fuel police pursuit vehicles; and $43,730 on four John Deere E-Gator utility units for the parks maintenance department.

All the proposed purchases are budgeted.

The committee of the whole meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of city hall, 619 16th St. The city council meeting immediately follows. Agendas are available at city hall or moline.il.us.

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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