CLAREMONT - A Mobile Emergency Operations Center, with a price tag of more than $1.5 million, was approved Tuesday night at the Claremont City Council meeting.

"I want to compliment staff for finding the money to buy this thing," Councilman Opanyi Nasiali said before the unanimous vote at the regular meeting.

According to a city agenda report, the council's action on the item included:

- The transfer of $300,000 from the impound lot fund balance to be used in purchasing the operations center and its related equipment and truck.

- The transfer of $100,000 made from the sale of the Claremont Police Department's command post for funding the operations center and its related equipment and truck purchases.

- An appropriation of more than $183,600 from the city's unassigned general fund balance to pay for the operations center and its related equipment and truck purchases. The Claremont Colleges, paying more than $123,600, and the Claremont Unified School District, paying $60,000, will pay these funds back to the general fund.

- City manager Tony Ramos or his designee will execute and negotiate a purchase order/contract for more than $1.5 million with Frontline Communications for the purchase and construction of the operations center.

- Ramos or his designee will execute a contract/purchase order for more than $48,000 with Astretech LLC for the programming and purchase of a operations center wireless data system and phone.


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- Ramos or his designee will execute and negotiate a purchase order/contract for an amount up to $143,405 for the purchase of a truck-tractor or prime mover.

- Ramos or his designee will execute a purchase order/contract for $40,000 with Esi Acquisition, Inc. for the purchase of its WebEOC software.

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