Town & Public Safety Communications System Project Update

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Town & Public Safety Communications System Project Update
Avon, CT - September 18, 2020 - The project to replace the Town’s existing Public Safety Communications System continues to be of critical importance. The $3.89 million project was approved by voters at referendum in December 2018 and provides for the replacement of the Town’s existing analog communications system with a digital system meeting the Project 25 (P25) standard. Unfortunately, the project is unable proceed as originally designed and approved due to the Town of Canton’s denial of Avon’s December 2019 request to replace the existing communications structure at 170 Kingswood Drive with a taller structure in order to achieve the required coverage for public safety communications. As a result, staff have been working diligently with our consultants to identify alternative sites, and we are now focusing on a site located at the rear of the Transfer Station on Huckleberry Hill Road. At this time, the Town continues to develop and refine the new proposal and once complete the project will likely require a vote at Referendum. Please contact John Zematis, Police Records & Communications Manager, at (860) 409-4251 with questions about the project.