Emergency Radio System Looks For 2021 Activation Date

Mahaska County, Iowa – The new emergency radio system for first responders was slated to be in operation by the last quarter of 2020, but has been pushed back for various reasons.

“We have had a very interesting time trying to locate sites that would work for the radio system and yet far and away from historical sites, cemeteries,” explained Mahaska County Supervisors Chair Mark Groenendyk of the site selection process for the radio system towers.

Finding and securing those tower locations and making sure the soil beneath them is capable has proven to be time-consuming. “The hardest part has been locking down tower sites that’s going to fit within everything and all the realms of the qualifications for doing that,” Groenendyk added.

During the January 4th Supervisor meeting, the decision on what company to use to construct those towers was pushed back to January 18th, 2021, to examine further the seven different companies that sent in proposals to build the towers.

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