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2009-12-17 / Front Page

New Radio System for Emergency Use

Commissioners’ Court met on Monday, December 14 and accepted a proposal from Motorola, Inc. to supply the County with a new radio system that will be used for emergencies throughout the county, including all for the cities of Lexington and Giddings. This system is being purchased with funds from a Homeland Security grant. The equipment needs to be purchased and installed in the relatively near term, since the grant will expire in 2010. The funds are coming only to the County, so an interlocal agreement is still to be worked out with both Lexington and Giddings sharing the maintenance and upkeep costs.

The Court also approved a proposal from Guardian Security Solutions, LLC to add additional security to the Lee County Courthouse. The proposal is for $42,355 to provide video Cameras outside the Courthouse.

The Court heard a presentation from representatives from St. Mark’s Medical Center regarding a new process for funding health care for indigent residents. This proposed method would not involve any additional cost to the County, yet would provide additional funding from matching federal funds. There was no vote taken on this proposal.

Joe Garcia requested to lease space on the County Radio Tower for a new radio station in Giddings. The Commissioners voted not to allow this on the new tower, but did not rule out allowing use of two other towers in the area.

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