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Vilas County to install audio recording capability at courthouse

February 18, 2020 by Kayla Houp

The Vilas County board’s public property committee approved a motion on Feb. 11, to purchase and install audio recording capability by Kozar Technologies for the security station at the main public entrance for the Eagle River courthouse at the cost of $2,927.
“We already have video recording and we determined now to install audio,” county clerk Dave Alleman told The Lakeland Times on Feb. 14. “And that is just to have the capability of following up.”
Alleman said there had been verbal complaints in the past and introducing audio recording capabilities would be “very beneficial” in looking into these complaints.
While verbal complaints had been filed in the past, according to Alleman, there had been no formal complaints filed with the county.
“We probably need audio if anybody files an official complaint,” he said.
The motion last week approved the installation and purchase of the audio recording capabilities contingent upon approval of the board’s finance and budget committee funding the purchase from the contingency fund.
According to Alleman, the finance and budget committee approved that cost at its meeting on Feb. 13.
Kayla Houp may be reached via email at [email protected].

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