GREENFIELD — The city of Greenfield could chip in $70,800 for the county’s new computer-aided dispatch system.
The Greenfield Board of Works Tuesday was the first city board to be formally approached about contributing to the nearly $650,000 total purchase county officials are bracing to make. County Commissioner Derek Towle says he’ll be attending plenty of city and town council meetings in the coming weeks to ask for more.
“This is the biggest piece of the puzzle,” Towle said. “We’re hoping (all municipalities) buy into it. We’re asking each agency to buy in.”
The new CAD system – called InterAct – has been discussed since the spring and is the biggest expense item in the $1.995 million proposed county bond issue.
As a whole, county public safety agencies could pay just over $645,000 for the new system, the bulk coming from the county itself.
But Towle said each municipal police department and the Greenfield Fire Territory will be asked to pay for its own mapping services and for old digital records to be transferred to the new system.