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Davison Co. Jail set for security upgrades

Instead of a "budget-breaker," the Davison County Commission was met with an affordable bid for jail security improvements Tuesday. The board approved a $49,530 purchase, contingent on the project being completed by Dec. 31, to do headend improve...

Corrections administrator Don Radel, second from right, shows two county commissioners and the county auditor the Davison County Jail security system during a tour in August. (Daily Republic file photo)
Davison County Corrections Administrator Don Radel, second from right, shows the Davison County Commission and Auditor Susan Kiepke around at the Davison County Jail in 2016. (Republic file photo)

Instead of a "budget-breaker," the Davison County Commission was met with an affordable bid for jail security improvements Tuesday.

The board approved a $49,530 purchase, contingent on the project being completed by Dec. 31, to do headend improvements, door-lock integration and the replacement of select cameras throughout the Davison County Jail. Essentially, the project would replace the surveillance system that was damaged last year.

And the cost was to the liking of the board.

"I'm tickled pink that we can do the project at these prices," said Commissioner Randy Reider. "... This is exciting versus (when we) were thinking it would be $200,000."

The board approved the agreement through the company ITS, which recently toured the Davison County Jail to establish design and pricing for the project.

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The board also approved minutes from the previous meeting, approved bills and an automatic supplement, denied welfare requests as recommended and approved the purchase of radios and automated external defibrillators, as requested by Emergency Management Administrator Jeff Bathke. The board also approved a side-by-side vehicle purchase for $30,700, but Bathke said the cost is 100 percent reimbursable through a Homeland Security grant.

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