Supervisor BREH and ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CIVIL DEFENSE/FIRE COORDINATOR AND PITTSFIELD COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE VHF ANALOG SIMULCAST PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SYSTEM UPGRADE (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)

WHEREAS, Resolution 181 of 2017 authorized acceptance of a 2016 NYS Interoperable Communications Grant in the amount of $437,407.00; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 447 of 2017 accepted a Three-Year Capital Plan for Fulton County (2018-2020) that included a VHF Analog Simulcast System Upgrade Project to improve public safety radio communications in the region; and

WHEREAS, Fulton County has received notification that it has received a 2017 NYS Interoperable Communications Grant in the amount of $429,721.00 that can be utilized to partially fund said capital project; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors be and hereby is authorized to sign a contract between the Civil Defense/Fire Coordinator and Pittsfield Communications, of Pittsfield, MA, for purchase and installation services for the VHF Analog Simulcast Public Safety Radio System Upgrade, in the amount not to exceed $1,321,571.00 as follows:

  • 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, be it further

RESOLVED, That the County Treasurer be and hereby is directed to make the following transfer:

From: A.1000.9950-9000.1200-EXP-Capital Improvement Reserve
To: H.3640.3020-2100.0920-EXP-VHF Analog Simulcast System (NEW)
Sum: $452,022.00

and, be it further 

RESOLVED, That upon the recommendation of the Committee on Finance and Budget Director/County Auditor, the 2018 Adopted Budget be and hereby is amended, as follows:

Revenue
Increase H.3640.3020-3397.0920-REV-State Aid-VHF Analog Simulcast System (NEW) $407,000.00

Appropriations
Increase H.3640.3020-2100.0920-EXP-VHF Analog Simulcast System (NEW) $407,000.00

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said contract is subject to the approval of the County Attorney; 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 PERRY and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Groff and Waldron)

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