The City Council approved a $130,000 contract Wednesday night to install a new emergency telephone and dispatch system.
The new system, which is expected to go into full service June 30, will upgrade dispatch services in south Davis County and link into a new countywide system, Bountiful Police Lt. Don Taylor said.While Bountiful has had 911 telephone services for several years, the system will now include a computer data base of addresses and phone numbers. When an emergency call comes the address of the caller will immediately flash up on a dispatcher's computer screen. The system will improve the city's risk from lawsuits against slow dispatch times, Taylor said.
The cost will only cover installation and the cost of the equipment. People in the area will be assessed a 50-cent monthly charge for the system.
The city will join in with the countywide system with main dispatch centers in Clearfield, Layton and the Davis County Sheriff's office. Tests of the system will begin on May 31.
In other business, the council approved the $159,000 contract LJD Inc. of Murray to construct an addition to Bountiful Golf Course Clubhouse.
Acting as the Bountiful Redevelopment Agency Board, the council approved a $35,000 loan for Five Points Mall. The mall be required to make yearly payments at 7 percent interest. The loan follows the redevelopment board's giving the the mall a $35,000 grant.