Souderton Borough Council Weighs-in on Communication System
Support for a new communication system in Montgomery County continues to keep its head above water. Souderton Borough Council passed a resolution last night saying that it would purchase five radios, if the county eventually moves forward with upgrading its emergency system. Leasing the radios, when and if that day comes, would cost the Borough 850 dollars to lease them or pay 7-thousand dollars for each radio. In addition to the money for the radios, boroughs and townships would have to come up with a combined 17 million dollars for the proposed 48-million dollar communication system. The county has 78-hunder radios, but over 24-hundred are outdated, according to Deputy Director of Public Safety, Sean Petty. Meanwhile, Montgomery County Commissioners are at odds over the initiative and are currently contemplating the idea of sending the issue to a voter referendum.