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Scott County accepts bid to receive a new E-911 call recorder

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

BENTON - Scott Count commissioners accepted the bid for a new Emergency-911 call recorder from Voicelogger of Enid, Okla., during Tuesday's county commission meeting.

Voicelogger was the low bidder offering their system for $7,900. Also bidding were Voice Print, which bid a $14,000 system, and Bus Com, which priced theirs at $13,850.

"This was the lowest price I have ever seen on a Voicelogger," said Joe Burton, Scott County E-911 administrator.

The system bid by Voicelogger met or exceeded all specifications but used a standard computer instead of building one of their own, Burton said. "I think that's where the big difference (in price) came in."

The recorder will be placed at the Miner E-911 call center to replace the one that broke.

Burton also discussed some Crowder and Salcedo addressing issues with commissioners.

"We've got some duplicated street names with the city of Sikeston and they have the same zip code," he explained. "We're looking at either adding an identifier to the name or changing the street name to make it easier for the dispatcher to see where the call is coming from."

Burton said he will meet with Crowder and Salcedo residents to see what can be worked out.

Burton also said there are still county residents who have not bothered to properly number their homes. "They need to make sure their 911 addresses are visible on their houses," Burton said.