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Comm Tower Showing Its Age

IT Thinks Backup Power Is Needed

By Reagan ConnellyOn Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Computer IT (Information Technology) and Emergency Management departments approached the county commissioners regarding a new power source for the southwest communications tower.According to the IT Department, the southwest tower generator currently has a battery backup system. However, over time these batteries wear down and are no longer useful.“So, what this is, is pretty much the same battery backup and configuration that we have,” IT Director Brad Eisenhauer said. “It’s a large battery that’s actually hardwired in, so all the outlets on the wall to the ...

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