Members of the Tama County Emergency Management Board learned at their April 10 meeting the CodeRed emergency notification system contract is up for renewal.
Ryan Currens, Emergency Management director, reported he had contacted the company to explore lower cost options. He laos said he had checked with Everbridge, another mass notification company.
Board members voted to continue the contract with CodeRed at the proposed less minutes-less cost offer.
Sheriff Dennis Kucera is to follow up on 2011-12 governments who have not yet paid their share of CodeRed service charges.
A discussion took place on a request for mileage compensation to any board member for any meeting attended.
Steve Weekley, Dysart board member, suggested members check with their city for approval and compensation to attend non-required meetings. A motion by Steve Mahr, Lincoln board member, to pay mileage to executive board members attending all meetings and primary voting board members attending full board meetings was approved.
The board also approved a request by Currens to stage 2 hazardous material overpack drums at two locations in the County to make them more accessible if needed for an incident.