County Approves $1.28 Million Loan For New Radios

A portion of the $1.28 million in equipment approved by Johnston County Commissioners will go towards new radio equipment at this 911 communications tower.

Johnston County Commissioners have agreed to borrow $1.28 million to buy new radio equipment for the Johnston County 911 Center. Commissioners approved the equipment purchase at their December meeting but held off on funding the purchase until they had a chance to seek bids.

Two banks submitted bids for the financial. First Citizens Bank was the lowest bidder with a fixed interest rate of 1.48 percent. The loan will be repaid by the county over the next 3 years.

The County is working to upgrade their radio equipment for a conversion to the new P25 radio system in October 2016.