Mandatory upgrades to Butler County's emergency communications system continue to be a topic of discussion for county commissioners.


Mandatory upgrades to Butler County's emergency communications system continue to be a topic of discussion for county commissioners.

At their Monday meeting, the commissioners discussed the most effective methods of communicating with the public about the upgrades and impending vote, in which citizens will decide to pay for the $12.9 million worth of upgrades with a sales tax increase or mill levy increase.

Purchasing advertising with television stations and mailing information to registered voters were two options discussed at the meeting.

In other business, the commission:
• reviewed and approved the contract between Juvenile Justices Services Administration and SCMHCC in the amount of $9,600. The money will fund programs that help deal with truancy.

• reviewed and approved the contract between the Secretary of Health and Human Environment and Butler County Health Department for a WIC grant for $119,881. 

• discussed the H1N1 virus and vaccine availability in Butler County.