RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING INTENT OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO COOPERATE WITH CULPEPER COUNTY IN THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF THEIR RESPECTIVE E-911 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

 

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County is in the process of completing installation of a Motorola multisite, simulcast, trunked E-911 emergency communications system to provide state-of-the-art emergency communications capability in the 800 MHz range within the County; and

 

            WHEREAS, Culpeper County also desires to install and operate a state-of-the-art E-911 communications system in the 800 MHz range within Culpeper County; and

 

            WHEREAS, pursuant to existing mutual aid agreements, Culpeper County emergency forces provide a significantly higher annual number of mutual aid runs into Fauquier County than into any of the other surrounding counties; and

 

            WHEREAS, since September 11, 2001, interoperability between and among diverse jurisdiction in the operation of their emergency communications systems is among the highest priority in selecting such a system; and

 

            WHEREAS, Culpeper County has posted public notice to also obtain by sole source procurement a Motorola multisite, simulcast, trunked E-911 emergency communications system which will (1) allow maximum interoperability with Fauquier County and other jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, (2) allow totally compatible back-up emergency communications services between the two Counties, and (3) achieve the foregoing with maximum efficiency and at minimum cost; now, therefore, be it

 

             RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of December 2003, That Fauquier County expresses its intent to cooperate with Culpeper County in the installation and operation of their respective new E-911 emergency communications systems in order to achieve maximum interoperability and compatible back-up with maximum efficiency and at minimum cost.  The details of this cooperation may be expressed in a subsequent agreement between the two Counties.