Tuesday, December 20, 2011
(Bethel, NY - 4:30 PM) – Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau announced that the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services today announced $20 million in funding to sixteen counties to improve first responder communications, including nearly $1.2 million to Sullivan County.
“The Catskills Consortium has won funding under this grant. There are six counties that are part of this consortium including Sullivan, Delaware, Ulster, Greene, Otsego and Schoharie. All six counties received full funding as part of this grant application. As part of our plan this will fund the construction of two (2) towers that will be used primarily as part of this regional system, but both towers will also be used as part of our Sullivan County Radio Project Upgrade,” said Fanslau.
The Sullivan County adopted Capital Plan calls for a $10 million public radio system infrastructure upgrade over the next three years that will realize the construction of about six towers, new FCC approved frequencies, and upgraded radio equipment.
For more information, please contact David Fanslau at 845-807-0450