Plans Speed Up To Replace Stamford Radio System
A $15.2 million effort to replace Stamford, Conn.’s out-of-date emergency radio system may be implemented by the end of next year, two years sooner than previously expected.
The city is near an agreement with one of two vendors: Motorola, which bid around $12 million, or M/A-COM, which bid around $14 million. The precise figures are being discussed. Stamford officials hope to present a contract to the Board of Finance prior to its next meeting on Sept. 14.
The city’s present communications system has a tower on top of Government Center and another backup tower at the Long Ridge Fire Company. The system has disintegrated greatly over the last two years, costing Stamford millions of dollars in repairs, according to financial papers.
Stamford has earmarked $12.8 million to lease or purchase land to erect two more transmission towers and implement equipment in this fiscal year, and another $2.4 million in federal homeland security money has been received.
Republican Town Committee chairman Christopher Munger wants Stamford to have the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center offer a free look at the consultant’s proposal.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Stamford Advocate (CT) (08/15/06); Springer, Brooke.