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Radio tower goes up in Shelby

Staff Reports Posted 7 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Gary Hill

Workers are putting up the 180-foot-high radio tower in Shelby on Route 31A next to the village of Medina’s water tank. Gary Hill took this photo of Patriot Towers workers on Thursday. They are using a crane from CP Ward in Rochester.

The first of three new radio towers has been built as part of the county’s new radio system. The first tower was constructed on West Countyhouse Road in Albion. A tower will also be built in Clarendon near the highway garage on Route 31A.

The towers are part of $7.1 million upgrade to the county’s emergency communications system. The project is rebuilding the emergency communications system, including 1,100 reprogrammed portable radios and an upgraded dispatch center.