The Dare County Board of Commissioners met briefly on Monday, December 20, 2021 regarding the purchase of new records management software.
The council has agreed to purchase Motorola records management software for use by Dare County Sheriff’s Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Marshal and Dare Municipalities.
The total bill is $1,361,497. The funding source is the E911 fund for $370,765 and the unrestricted balance of the county general fund for $990,732.
In making the recommendation, County Executive Robert L. Outten said the current system is outdated and not supported by the manufacturer.
The contract between the county and Motorola was concluded on Sunday evening December 19. The purchase agreement is accompanied by a five-year annual maintenance contract. The first year, no maintenance is charged. For four years, the expense totals $725,640, annually $181,410.
In addition to agreeing to the purchase contract, the commissioners authorized Outten to sign the contract and execute the required budget changes.
Dare County Deputy Chief Jeff Deringer told commissioners “it takes time to build” the system, which is expected to go live March 1, 2023.
As of June 30, 2021, the county’s unrestricted fund balance is $9,960,192.
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