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Description

TEBS/PSSM desires to install a 450-foot communications tower near the PSRS equipment shelter to replace the GenOn smokestack. The tower will support the antennas and microwave dishes for the PSRS. Once the RideOn project (installing Clever system into the buses) is completed, the RideOn vehicles will also utilize the same radio system, which will greatly increase radio coverage for RideOn (currently on an 8-site UHF system) as they expand their rider coverage area.
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Phase

Planning Stage

Status

New
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Budget Snapshot
$2M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$0M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

FY22
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Justification

The Public Safety Radio System (PSRS) has 22 antenna sites located around the County to optimize coverage for all Public Safety workers. One of the sites covers the Dickerson area of the County. The PSRS communication site is located on the GenOn property, which is in the process of shutting down. The exact date of the smoke stake removal is not currently available. At the time of planning and construction (years 2016 - 2018), information was not available about the GenOn location closing. The PSRS antennas (4) and microwave dishes (2) are located at the 420-foot mark on the 700-foot-tall smoke stack.
For over 20 years, the County has operated at the Dickerson power plant's smoke tower on Martinsburg Road because it was an optimum site for mounting antennas and providing the coverage needed in this portion of the County including the Potomac River. Additionally, the new communications equipment shelter is located at that site as part of the recent activation of the P25 radio system.
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Fiscal Note

In FY22, $100,000 in Current Revenue: General and $1,900,000 in G.O. Bonds was transferred from the Public Safety System Modernization (PSSM) project to this project.
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Coordination

Department of Technology and Business Enterprise Solutions, Department of General Services
Budget Snapshot
$2M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$0M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP342302
Date Last Modified01/15/22
Administering AgencyTechnology Services
CategoryGeneral Government
SubCategoryCounty Offices and Other Improvements
Planning AreaPoolesville and Vicinity
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision00000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other20000200000000000
Total Expenditures20000200000000000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: General100010000000000
G.O. Bonds19000190000000000
Total Funding Sources20000200000000000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request0
Year First Appropriation
Appropriation FY 24 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate0
Cumulative Appropriation2000
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance2000