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B. Adam Burke and Lori Lindner

JECC presents county with 11.3 percent increase

Radio system maintenance boosts center’s bottom line

IOWA CITY– Maintenance contracts have pushed the FY 2014 Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center (JECC) budget request up about $356,000, an increase of 11.3 percent over last year.
JECC director Tom Jones said he had a “pretty level budget, but for one item,” the estimated contract for upkeep on the facility’s Harris radio system. When the center first opened, three-year maintenance contracts for the E911 center were pre-negotiated to September, but the cost will now be budgeted annually.