Petersburg’s borough assembly will be voting Thursday, September 24 on the purchase of a new records management system for the police department and other emergency services in the borough.

The police department is recommending the purchase for over $242,000 of software from a company in Salt Lake City, Utah. This records management system would replace the borough’s existing software used since 2010. The system is used to store information from emergency and police calls and makes that information available to police officers dispatchers and fire and emergency medical personnel.
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The assembly is also scheduled to vote on the purchase of a sport utility vehicle that would be used as a patrol vehicle by the police department. The price tag on that vehicle is just under 46-thousand dollars.

Also on Thursday’s meeting agenda is the second reading of an ordinance for the borough’s cemetery. That measure would boost fees for purchase of cemetery plots and burial of bodies and cremated remains. It also adds language for use of the new columbarium installed this year at the cemetery. The public hearing on those changes is also planned for Thursday’s meeting.

The assembly will also hear reports on this month’s annual meeting of the regional economic development organization Southeast Conference and an update on the revision of the borough’s comprehensive plan. The meeting starts at noon in borough assembly chambers and will be broadcast live on KFSK.