Mahaska County Supervisors Break Out With New Wi-fi System – Oskaloosa Information

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New Sharon, Iowa – Hopefully first responders and the citizens of Mahaska County will soon see the benefits of using a new wireless system to improve communications.

The new radio system has been in development for almost six years, starting with an early steering committee and ending with the help of engineers in 2017.

The problems with the radio system were well documented and eventually Mahaska County Supervisors took over the project after some discussion and investigation.

On Monday, Mahaska County Supervisors broke ground for the new radio system at a location west of New Sharon, which will house one of three new towers equipped for emergency communications across the county.

Steve Wanders, Mahaska County Supervisor, spoke briefly about the approximately $ 5 million project and said, “It took a long time.”

Mahaska County’s 911 Administrator Jamey Robinson said, “This is tremendous for the emergency services and citizens of Mahaska County.”

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Posted by Ken Allsup on April 26th, 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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