Commissioners OK Radio Equipment Lease For Dispatch

Kosciusko County Commissioners approved major purchases yesterday for the dispatch center and justice building.
County Administrator Rob Robinson asked to pursue a lease purchase for $286,000 in radio equipment for Kosciusko County Central Dispatch. He said at 16 years old, the current equipment is nearing the end of its life.
The lease purchase would pay about $100,000 a year for three years rather than having to find the full amount in the budget all at once.
Commissioners also approved replacing the water boilers in the justice building for $67,500, after Robinson said one water tank is leaking and the other is out of commission. The boilers are 15 years old.
Commissioners also asked Matt Sandy, Area Plan assistant director, to draft an ordinance changing the requirement for a variance hearing for certain requests in industrial areas. Commissioner Ron Truex noted required hearings for setback variance requests for features like parking lots and loading docks are approved 99 percent of the time and only serve as a hurdle for new businesses considering moving in.

(Story By The Times Union)