Grosse Pointe Woods moved closer to adopting a new public safety radio system in a specially called session of City Council on Monday night.
The current public safety radio system, used by the five Grosse Pointe communities and Harper Woods, is 12 years old and no longer under warranty.
The new system will connect the Pointes to neighboring communities, including Detroit and cities in Macomb County.
The new system will again be shared by the Pointes and Harper Woods, and the total cost for the system from Motorola is $1.05 million
to Wayne County will provide $485,000 toward the system, and the six communities will have to split the remaining $565,000.
The balance is divided among the cities according to the SEV of each community.
The new system will cost Grosse Pointe Woods $131,540.55, with the money coming from the city’s general fund.
The system must be approved by all six communities.