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Board of supervisors approve new radios for sheriff’s office

 

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office will soon replace outdated radios with more than $400,000 worth of new equipment.

During a special-called meeting Monday afternoon, the Adams County Board of Supervisors granted approval for the department to proceed with purchasing 44 mobile radios for ACSO vehicles and 44 handheld radios from Harris.

The total cost of the equipment and installation would be nearly $19,000 less than the same number of radios from Motorola, said ACSO IT Specialist, Maj. Billy Neely.

All of the equipment and installation would cost a total of $403,100, Neely said, whereas the same equipment from Motorola would cost $422,092.

The purchase was approved by a vote of 4-0, with District 2 Supervisor, David Carter absent and District 1 Supervisor, Mike Lazarus calling in his vote through a conference call.

In other matters during Monday’s meeting, the board approved the following actions on a vote of 4-0:

  • A budget transfer of $17,090.25 from a capital improvements fund to a bridge fund for the movement of a water line on Verucchi Road to make way for bridge repairs.
  • A budget increase of $69,432.83 in the school disbursements fund for ad valorem tax revenue received.
  • A budget increase of the road fund by $10,000 and the bridge fund by $5,000 to account for the payments to attain rights-of-way and easements for road and bridge repairs.
  • A budget amendment for the Families First Resource Center to adjust for a $50,000 Families First grant and a $3,164.91 fund balance that carried over from last year.

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