Starke County Commissioners Review Quotes for Capital Purchases

The Starke County Commissioners reviewed quotes Monday night for several items on their list of capital purchases this year.

A new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system is on the list and two quotes were obtained by IT Director Richard Franks. One quote was for $253,000 and another for over $500,000. Franks said the licensing agreements make the difference in the quotes but the company with the lower quote should be able to handle everything the sheriff’s office is looking for in terms of updated dispatching equipment. The request was tabled in order to research grants for funding the purchase as well as possible funding from other agencies. Franks said he should be able to get an extension on the quote.

The commissioners did approve a quote from All Star Communications for a new phone system in the amount of $62,526 which includes a backup system. The funding will be taken from the Cumulative Capital Development fund.

The last capital project on the commissioners list is a backup server to be placed at an off-site location. The purchase was tabled so Franks could get another quote to consider with the two provided during the commissioners meeting on Monday night.