Commission OKs laptop, cable perform for jail addition

The Morgan County Commission wrapped up Ray Long's first six-year phrase as chairman Tuesday morning by adopting resolutions to authorize Extended to market for bids for computers inside the new Morgan County Jail addition, also as accept a quote for your set up of cable for information and television inside the facility.

The actions could be two of your last the commission needs to take before the facility opens sometime following month.

The commission last month authorized Lengthy to contract with Pc Support Techniques of Decatur to wire the new addition for computer and cellphone programs, at the same time as upgrade the authentic jail's techniques. Nonetheless, the commission learned that the corporation was not authorized to do the job like a subcontractor for TekLinks, the Birmingham-based IT business that holds the state bid to the jail do the job.

"That definitely threw a wrench to the strategies," Lengthy said. "We are actually in a position to straighten all the things out and we hope to possess the brand new bids in quickly, so we will be ready to accept one particular on the following meeting."

The do the job really should be completed inside of a number of weeks from the acceptance in the bid.

The brand new addition involves sixteen full personal computers, which includes computer software, warranties and further electrical power cables. Long mentioned he expects the bids to are available in among $14,000 and $16,000.

In other news, the commission authorized Lengthy to execute a cooperative agreement with the state Homeland Security Grant Program during the volume of $48,993.67, efficient Dec. one, by June 30, 2018.

The grant comes from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and is to be applied for conducting exercises, acquiring coaching or acquiring tools and services that apply to homeland safety concerns.

"The grant is aimed at something that may avoid, detect or respond to chemical, biological, nuclear or radioactive troubles," Decatur Fire Chief Tony Grande explained. "It's valuable to any emergency response agency."

The commission's regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 8 was rescheduled as a result of the presidential election. The commission will alternatively meet Nov. sixteen, the date Long and two commissioners might be sworn in to the subsequent term. Commissioners' four-year terms are staggered in order that two seats are up for election just about every two years.

"We have been capable to accomplish excellent operate this phrase," Long stated. "I believe we have done a good deal to develop the county's popularity during the last 6 many years and look forward to continuing the superior do the job with this group going forward."

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