Douglas County Commission approves $299,100 for security camera systems at abbreviated meeting

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The Douglas County Commission held their Wednesday meeting at the Douglas County Public Works building, 3755 E 25th St.

The Douglas County Commission approved security camera upgrades for the county jail, the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center and other county facilities at an abbreviated meeting on Wednesday.

Commissioners didn’t have any business to take care of on their regular agenda at Wednesday’s meeting, leaving a nine-item consent agenda to pass. The consent agenda included a $299,100 contract with Tech Electronics for a variety of camera and security system upgrades at various county buildings.

According to the meeting agenda, the work would include updating software for managing and viewing security cameras at the Douglas County Jail and Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, as well as the replacement of 123 cameras in these two buildings.

In addition, cameras will be installed at the County Commission chambers and the new treasurer’s office satellite site on Sixth Street, according to the agenda materials.

Also as part of the consent agenda, the commission approved a registration fee for properties in the unincorporated areas of the county that are being used as vacation rentals. The fee will be $50 per advertised bedroom with a renewal occurring every two years.

Those and the other items on the consent agenda were all approved unanimously. The consent agenda typically includes items that are considered routine and that commissioners can approve on a single vote with no discussion.

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