Atlantic CC to discuss public safety radios and City property issues Wednesday


November 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council will discuss and possibly act on several matters during their meeting Wednesday evening. The Council will hold the second reading of an ordinance pertaining to a Minimum Maintenance Code for residential properties. At their meeting on November second, Councilman Kern Miller suggested the ordinance, which is intended to curb the proliferation of dilapidated and dangerous properties, would not be enforceable. City Administrator Doug Harris will inform the Council that the City Attorney feels it can be enforced, through the City’s Municipal Infraction Code, so that violations can be subject to fines and other penalties.

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green will speak at the meeting, with regard to the possible conversion of Public Safety radios from the current analog system to a digital system being considered by Cass County. The new system is being considered by the County, because there is the potential for loss of communication in certain parts of the County, due to the implementation of narrow-band requirements. If the County switches to the P-25 system, Green says would not be possible for the P-D, County and Fire Departments to communicate with one another over the radio. The system would cost the City a little more than $42,000. Green says if the P-D is forced to switch systems, that cost should be paid by the County.

The Atlantic City Council is also expected to consider and possibly act on the awarding of bids for property at 706 Walnut Street, and, a Resolution setting the date of December 7th, for the disposition of City-owned parcels of land near the intersection of Olive and Commerce Streets, and east of the Schildberg Recreation Area Lake number 2.

The meeting begins at 5:30-p.m.