Harry F. Atherton, Chairman,
Board of Supervisors
Person Making Request
Anthony I. Hooper,
Person & Department
A Resolution to Authorize Contract Amendments to Implement the
Safety Radio System
The Board of Supervisors has discussed at monthly work sessions the
progress toward implementing the Public Safety Radio System.
As discussed, there are two Motorola change orders ready for
consideration at this time. Change
Order 02 provides a reduction in costs of $60,923 pertaining to the
relocation of the back-up communications center.
Change Order 03 provides for adding two additional channels to the
system in order to accommodate future system requirements.
Plans initially called for a system with up to nine channels;
however, due to the unavailability of radio frequencies at the time, the
contract was awarded with provisions for six channels.
By acquiring the additional two channels before the system is
deployed, the County will experience significant savings, provide for
future needs and not let the opportunity pass to acquire the additional
radio frequencies that have only recently become available.
The Board has also reviewed options to obtain radio towers at the five
designated areas to achieve the desired radio coverage.
As a result of lengthy negotiations with the owners of existing
towers, it has been determined that is in the County’s financial
interest to construct towers at Blue Mountain and Enzors Shop Road.
We have previously solicited engineering cost estimates and believe
that there is a strong incentive for the County to utilize the services of
CTA from the standpoint of the coordination required with Motorola, the
firm’s knowledge of Fauquier County radio system, and comparative price.
Time is also of the essence in order to have the towers constructed
so that deployment and testing of the system can take place.
Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors
adoption of attached
Financial Impacts Analysis
project budget review was conducted at the Board work session.
Identify Any Other Departments, Organizations or
Individuals That Would be Affected by This Request
Fire and Emergency Services
Joint Communications Center