County to discuss radios

Published 10:49 am Monday, January 21, 2013


The county board could take another step toward new radios for the Sheriff’s Department Tuesday.

Commissioners are expected to approve an agreement with the state of Minnesota and the Southeast Minnesota Regional Radio Board for the 800-MHz radio system.

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The meeting starts at 9 a.m. with Human Services business, and the regular meeting starts at 9:30.

The county previously committed to Mower joining the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response.

Mower County was the last holdout, as all the other counties in southeast Minnesota have already converted to 800 MHz. Mower is still on a FM radio system.

Through grants, the county has purchased about 120 radio units for law enforcement, fire, EMT officials, and rural EMT and fire officials. The newest grant will replace the main radios in dispatch.


Other business:

—Board members will hear an update on the four-county Human Services redesign.

—Justin Hanson will discuss the county’s water plan summary and update.