By Rod Rose
Assistant Managing Editor
Boone County —
Meeting a deadline to qualify for a $100,000 grant, the Boone County Commissioners Tuesday approved a contract to upgrade public safety communications by installing a software suite.
The contract with AT&T and InterAct is subject to the Boone County Council’s approval of the first-year cost; the council will consider a request for that amount at its Feb. 4 meeting. On Jan. 8, the council approved a resolution giving conditional approval of the funding.
“If we don’t move forward today, we lose $100,000,” Sheriff Ken Campbell told the commissioners before they approved the contract. The grant is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Areas Security Initiative.
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