Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Webster County awarded funds for radio tower project

J-E News Editor
The Delta Regional Authority awarded a $125,000 grant last week to Webster County to pay for a new 180 foot tower that will house all of the county’s emergency radio antennas and repeaters, with the exception of the Providence Police Department.

The equipment is currently on top of one of the Webster County Water District’s (WCWD) water towers.
“We were going to take them down anyway due to an upcoming water tank rehabilitation project,” said Webster County EMA Director Jeremy Moore. “We would have been offline until that project was completed.”
The grant will fund a 180 foot, self supporting tower. WCWD has already tentatively granted the EMA permission to locate the tower on land adjacent to the water tower that currently holds the equipment.
Moore says the new antennas should result in a major improvement in the quality of radio signals for emergency services in Webster County.
Delta Regional Authority works to improve life for the 10 million people who reside in the 252 Delta counties and parishes in parts of eight states. Led by the Delta Regional Authority Board comprised of the Federal Co-Chairman, appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and the governors of the eight states, the Delta Regional Authority fosters partnerships throughout the region as it works to improve the Delta economy.

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