Hancock County is one step closer to improving communications in the County.   A bid from Lauttamus Communication for a 911 Radio Console system was approved at the Commission’s October 14 meeting.  The system is a next generation 911 CPE Telephony System with Text to 911 Integration bid.

    Mike Lucas, legal counsel for the Commission, explained that Lauttamus bid for $1,249,043.00 was the only qualified bid received by the County.  Phase 1 of the project is being fund by the $2.73 million American Recovery Grant received by Commission.

    “This will help us go forward not backwards,” said Commission President Paul Cowey who thanked Emergency Service Director Jeremy Ober for his work on the project.

In other business, the Commission:

**Made a request from the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council seeking $5,000.00 a matter of record;

**Appointed Gerard Walsh to the Hancock County Parks & Recreation Board;

**Pulled the resignation of Mallory Markowitz from the Hancock County Parks & Recreation Board from consideration.   Markowitz has informed Commissioners she will stay on the Park Board;

**Approved a provider agreement on behalf of Juvenile Mediation Services;

**Hired Maurice Tucker, Kayla Duffy and Lory Carrington as full-time dispatchers;

**Accepted the resignation of Natasha Obarski from full-time dispatcher;

**Allowed Obarski to remain as part-time dispatcher;

**Hired Zachary Menough for the position of part-time animal care technician at the Hancock County Animal Shelter;