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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