Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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May 15, 2013

Board looking to review study contract

The effort to study the efficiency of the Effingham County Emergency Telephone (911) System is moving forward, even with questions on how the contract for it will be reviewed.

After Tuesday’s 911 Board meeting, Chairman Nick Althoff said Intertech Associates was still waiting for Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler to review the contract.

“The state’s attorney was unavailable today,” Althoff said. “Hopefully, he will review the contract. If it’s outside his field of expertise, we can contact John Kelly to look at it.”

The board agreed to pay Kelly, an attorney described by Althoff as “a 911 guru,” up to $1,000 to review the deal, if needed.

Kibler has been on vacation. He was unavailable for comment Tuesday afternoon.

The board had approved the $72,000 bid from Freehold, N.J.-based Intertech last month. The study is expected to include a look at the feasibility of consolidating the county’s two dispatch centers.

Also Tuesday, the board agreed to renew a service agreement with Motorola for the consoles and the 800 megahertz radio site. Because Motorola no longer supports the system controller, 911 will be paying the radio company less than in the previous deal.

The new agreement calls for 911 to pay Motorola $2,633.14 per month, or $31,597.68 per year. That compares to $2,891.62 per month or $34,699.44 per year.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com.

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