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July 2, 2013

New fiscal year brings action to E911

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CLAREMORE —

The E911 funding will only be enough for some items, prompting Hamilton to request assistance.
“Is it possible for the county commissioners to pay for it, [the radios]?” Hamilton said. “The expense could be deferred if the board decides to lease-purchase the equipment, lowering the initial costs to the county.”
The radio system costs approximately $400,000. However,  Motorola is offering a seven-year lease purchase with no payment for the first year.
Payments after that period will be approximately $64,000 each.
The board did not determine where the funding for the items will come from and could not specify exactly how much money was available from the courthouse bonds proceeds.
The bond proceeds were allocated for the construction and equipment of the E911 Center and Rogers County Courthouse.
The courthouse was completed for approximately $19 million, well below the anticipated budget.
The E911 Center and renovations of the Rogers County Jail are anticipated to be $2 million.
The board could not specify how much of the 2010, $23.5 million and 2011, $3.25 million courthouse/E911 center construction bonds remain to pay for equipment expenses.

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