Supervisors GROFF AND ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO THE CONTRACT WITH MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS/PITTSFIELD COMMUNICATIONS FOR VHF SIMULCAST SYSTEM UPGRADE PROJECT (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE, 2018 CAPITAL PLAN)

WHEREAS, the 2018 and 2019 Capital Plans include funding for Phase I and Phase II of the VHF Analog Simulcast System Project; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 428 of 2018 accepted a DHSES NYS Interoperable Communications “Formularly” Grant in the amount of $471,118.00 to assist in funding said Project; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 105 of 2018 authorized a contract between the Civil Defense/ Fire Coordinator and Pittsfield Communications for the VHF Analog Simulcast Public Safety Radio System Upgrade in an amount not to exceed $1,321,571.00 to complete following Project work:

  • Upgrade the current multi-cast system to a 4-channel analog narrowband simulcast system operating at 5 sites
  • (4) GTR 8000 base radios, TRAK GPS reference receivers, and MLC 8000 analog gateway units
  • ELTEK DC Power plant
  • Interface with County Owned Microwave System • Replacement of the Voting Comparator
  • Necessary cabling, connections, antennas, and various smaller components

and

WHEREAS, as a component of said VHF Analog Simulcast System Project, it is necessary to add a Sheriff’s Office Data Channel to Simulcast at 5 Tower Sites, and the Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator recommends that said work be added to the Scope of Work under Pittsfield Communications contract; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby approves Change Order No. 1 to the contract with Pittsfield Communications of Pittsfield, MA as follows:

Original Contract Amount:                                                                                $1,321,571.00
C.O. No. 1 (Add Sheriff’s Data Channel Freq. to Simulcast at 5 Tower Sites)     $250,584.00
Revised Contract Amount                                                                                 $1,572,155.00

RESOLVED, That the 2019 Adopted Budget be and hereby is amended as follows:

Revenue Account:
Increase H.3640.3020-3397.0920-REV-State Aid-VHF Analog Simulcast System $250,584.00

Appropriation Account:
Increase H.3640.3020-2100.0920-EXP-VHF Analog Simulcast System $250,584.00

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Civil Defense/Fire Coordinator, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor KINOWSKI and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 16 Nays: 0 Absent: 4 (Supervisors Breh, Lauria, Rice and Waldron)

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