County OKs new NCSO 9-1-1 system
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors Tuesday authorized a $248,767.49 contract agreement with Motorola, Inc. to provide enhanced 9-1-1 equipment at the Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center in Truckee.
Motorola will handle the sale, delivery, installation and testing of the new equipment. Motorola will also provide personnel equipment training under the terms of the agreement.
“The Motorola system will provide new internal 9-1-1 functions with a better screen showing from where calls are placed,” Lt. David Baxley said. “The business phone system will be upgraded and we’ll have better communication with our officers on the street.
“At a later date, we’ll link a geographical information system with our 9-1-1 equipment and when a call comes in, a map will come up showing us the exact location from where the call was placed,”.
Several other contract agreements were authorized which also affect county services in Truckee.
Under an $11,717 Community Services Block Grant Contract, Sierra Services for the Blind has agreed to provide counseling, health and independent living instruction, transportation and advocacy for low-income blind and visually-impaired residents of Nevada County.
Another Community Services Block Grant Contract in the amount of $15,882 authorizes Food Bank of Nevada County to provide food distribution to low-income families of Nevada County.
The county’s contract with the Tahoe Forest Hospital TGIF Counseling Center for outpatient substance abuse counseling of high-risk youth in Truckee has been amended, allowing TGIF to subcontract with licensed professionals for services and requiring TGIF’s subcontractor’s to carry professional liability/malpractice insurance.
The board also approved a letter of support for the Truckee-Tahoe Airport District’s pre-application for a $20,000 Federal Aviation Administration Improvement Program Grant to complete a noise abatement study.
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors also passed a resolution Tuesday proclaiming Jan. 29 through Feb. 5, 2000 “Toastmasters Week” in Nevada County.
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