Jack County officials are looking to work with the City of Jacksboro on putting emergency antennas and wire on the city’s water tower as part of improving the county’s emergency services communication system.

Sheriff Melvin Mayo went before Jack County Commissioners Monday morning with his proposal of entering into an interlocal agreement with the city for such work to be done, which could save residents an estimated $75,000 versus the construction of a new tower in the center of the county. No action had been taken on the matter as of press time.

Before work could begin, the Jacksboro City Council would also have to sign off on the agreement and the two bodies would negotiate an agreement.

The county currently has one tower and antenna on the Richards Ranch south of town, Mayo said. The plan is to have a total of three antennas and towers in the north, center and southern portion of the county. The water tower is one of the highest points in the county.

To read the complete article, see the Aug. 12 edition of the Gazette-News.