Emergency radio system seeks activation date 2021 – Oskaloosa Information

Mahaska County, Iowa – The new emergency radio system for first responders was supposed to be operational in the final quarter of 2020 but has been pushed back for various reasons.

“We had a very interesting time finding locations that are suitable for the radio system and yet far from historical sites and cemeteries,” said Mark Groenendyk, Chairman of the Mahaska County Regulatory Board, explaining the location selection process for the radio system towers.

Finding and securing these tower locations and making sure the ground beneath them is capable has proven to be time consuming. “The hardest part was cordoning off tower locations that fit into anything and all areas of qualification,” added Groenendyk.

During the January 4 supervisors meeting, the decision on which company to build these towers with was postponed to January 18, 2021 to further investigate the seven different companies that had submitted proposals to build the towers.

Posted by Ken Allsup on Jan 4th 2021. Filed under Local News. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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