for CAD System
from Local School Districts
Special to Sussex County Online
GEORGETOWN -- Sussex County has received four bids for its Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System, according to Joseph L. Thomas, director of the county's emergency operations center.
Thomas told Sussex County Council at its Tuesday, July 18, 2000 meeting, that the four bids ranged from $682,345.20 to $1.5 million. Twenty-six bid requests were sent out.
The low bid came from Logistic Systems Inc., while the high bid was from Printrak International Inc.
The bids contained "extras" that Thomas wanted prices for in the event the county decided to expand the system to include a "tear and run" feature.
The tear and run system print outs the information emergency personnel usually get by telephoning the EOC via a direct telephone line, according to Thomas.
Councilman Lynn Rogers, president of the council and Milton Volunteer Fire Chief, said a ticker tape system similar to this was used in the 1920s.
The bids for the actual system that needs replacing are:
The information will be turned over to the RCC Consultants and along with Thomas make a recommendation to the council in 30 days after thorough review of the systems, according to Thomas.
The EOC's current system was installed in 1992 and needs to be upgraded, Thomas said.
School Tax Rates Sent
Sussex County School districts have sent their tax rates to the Sussex County Tax department. All tax bills should be sent out by August 10, 2000, according to David Baker, Sussex County Director of Finance.
Sussex County has eight school districts with Indian River having two billing rates. The two rates separate residents from commercial and farming activities in the district. Residents pay a reduced rate with the state paying the difference, according to Baker.
Delmar and Milford school districts lowered their tax rates 1.47 percent and 7.29 percent respectively.
The following school districts increased their taxes: Sussex Tech 7.29 percent; Cape Henlopen 6.19 percent; Seaford 5 percent; Woodbridge 4.71; Indian River residential 3.04 percent and Indian River Regular (commercial and farming) 2.47 percent.
Laurel School District remained the same.
Although the bills will be sent out late, there will not be an extension of time for taxpayers to pay their bills.
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