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Madison County Criminal Justice Committee meets

Paul Hartnett, E-911 Communications Center director, said he is in receipt of a bill for services in the amount of $250 for time and work that was not completed. The invoice is the result of contractors coming in to perform work they were unable to do because the clutter problem in the County Office Building basement has not yet been resolved.

"They came to put the system in or hook it up and because of junk -- was there not notification?" asked Chairman Darrin P. Ball. "Did he not know they were coming, or what?"

Hartnett said a directive for Fire Coordinator/Emergency Preparedness Director Joe DeFrancisco to clean up the clutter in the basement area shared by his department and the backup E-911 Communications Center came out of the Criminal Justice/Public Safety/Telecommunications some time ago.

The county was cited on a state fire inspection a couple of months ago because of the mess.

"I thought it was going to be removed," Hartnett said.

"What's the problem with moving the stuff?" asked Supervisor James Goldstein (D,C,I -- Lebanon). "Get a few boxes and load it up."

"The radio vendor will move stuff if it's minimal," Hartnett said. "Midstate is coming in next week to install "

"Has the stuff been moved?" Goldstein asked.

"Has he been notified?" asked Supervisor Scott Henderson (R -- Oneida Wards 1-3).

"I have no way of answering that," Hartnett said.

"Joe will be notified [that the vendor is returning this week] when he gets here at 11 a.m., and we will let [the] Buildings and Grounds [Department] know maybe he will need some help," Ball said.

Interim County Administrator Paul Miller was excused from the meeting to call DeFrancisco.

Radio communications project update

Hartnett reported receiving information from existing tower owners that a co-location fee of $2,500 per site would be charged for the county to locate equipment on the sites.

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