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Commission to act on body cameras


November 10, 2018


Ironwood — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday will consider a five-year body camera contract for public safety department employees.

“We are at the end of our one-year trial period with Axon and are requesting authorization to enter into a five-year agreement to continue those services,” IPSD fire marshal Brandon Snyder wrote in a memo to commissioners.

Snyder indicated the implementation of body cameras and data management software has resulted in “increased accountability and citizen trust.”

The annual cost of the agreement with Axon would be $12,182, or $60,912 for five years.

It would cover hardware, software, cloud storage, warranties, product replacement at 2.5 years and five years, and technical support for the cameras, Snyder said.

Snyder said the original quoted cost was $71,718, but $10,806 was saved through negotiations.

He said the agreement will need to be finalized by Nov. 30.

On other items, the commission will also consider approving extension of a lease agreement with the Social Security Administration.

The SSA office is on the second floor of the Memorial Building.

The regular meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., after a commission work session on a corrective action plan for the city’s defined benefit pension retirement system. Commissioners are expected to take action on that plan at the regular meeting.


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