BANGOR – A bond to help improve the Penobscot County Emergency Communication System will go before voters this summer.
Voters in Penobscot County will vote on a $6 million bond in mid July, going towards improving the existing equipment the Penobscot Regional Communications Center uses to communicate with first responders across the county.
The bond proposal going to vote is the result of a 2017 independent study that shows the radio system regularly suffers from poor coverage, interference, unreliable paging, and occasional loss of communication.
“We are using a radio system from 1997, so we don’t have any of that newer technology,” said Chris Lavoie, Penobscot Regional Communications Center director.
The vote is scheduled for July 14.