Johnson estimated a new system could cost between $40,000 and $50,000. He is still getting estimates on such a project. The county has not budgeted for this expense.
Johnson said Tuesday that updating the system also would allow for more targeted reporting of a fire situation. Instead of telling the fire department what building zone the fire is in, the newer system would specify what office.
A more detailed discussion is set for Monday during the board meeting. Johnson must send the fire marshal a detailed letter, outlining a plan for fixing the issue, within the 90 day period.