Brown County Board Preview 01 Apr 14

The Brown County Board today (TUE) will consider spending over $312,000 on a new ARMER radio site for the Sleepy Eye area. ARMER, or the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response is the statewide radio system developed to improve communication amongst emergency services. There have been several reported and documented instances of radio signal “dead spots” in the Sleepy Eye area, leading to Brown County wanting to use the existing highway department tower and generator in Sleepy Eye to mount and house ARMER equipment. The funding for the project would likely be split between revenues remaining from special project levies since 2010 and the county’s General Fund reserves. The Brown County Board meeting starts at 9am today at the county courthouse in New Ulm.