SUNBURY – Ongoing issues with Northumberland County’s 911 system are expected to be resolved by this summer. County 911 coordinator Russ Fellman tells WKOK the $5.2 million project to upgrade the system is expected to be completed by the end of June. Fellman says a few issues delayed the project.
He says at one site they had trouble completing the tower analysis, and there was trouble with a few leases with other tower. Fellman also says another tower tenant was causing an issue regarding equipment placement and that forced the county to work through legal issues. He says all the upgrades should address radio transmission and reception issues, and increase coverage inside buildings.
Northumberland County’s 911 system will have three tower locations. One on Tower Road on Blue Hill in Snyder County, one on Blue Hill Drive in Riverside, and the third is on North Mountain in Coal Township.