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September 20, 2013

E911 center nearing completion

CLAREMORE —

The construction of the Rogers County E911 Center is almost complete and slated to begin operations in early October.
“It is a very worthy project,” commissioner Dan DeLozier said. “It has taken awhile to get to this point, but this facility will be an asset for Rogers County well into the future.
Flintco Construction is 95 percent complete and has started their last minute punch list as the crew nears the Oct. 1 deadline.
The goal is to move in the first week in October, depending on when the equipment and furniture arrive, according to DeLozier.
The building includes two employee locker rooms, kitchen area, two supervisor offices and a large call center.
An added feature is a quiet room adjacent to the call center to allow employees a place to break from radio noise, according to DeLozier.
The equipment room doubles as a safe room FEMA rated for sever weather, DeLozier said.
Crews laid asphalt on the driveway Thursday while finishing a few interior items.
Outside vendors such as AT&T are finishing their work as well, according to DeLozier.
AT&T bored two dedicated lines this week and the radio tower is scheduled for installation next, DeLozier said. 
Once the vendors have completed the work, county employees will be able to finish setting up the interior.
E911 Director Janet Hamilton has been meeting regularly with the 911 Trust Authority Members to finalize equipment purchases.
The system has been the subject of several debates in the past two years.
As the project nears completion, DeLozier said he focused on the benefits it will bring to the county.

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