Gary board signs new contract with ShotSpotter
By Michael Gonzalez Post-Tribune correspondent August 29, 2012 3:48PM
GARY — The Board of Public Works and Safety, the three-member city body that signs contracts and approves paychecks, signed a deal members said will save Gary about $60,000.
The board signed a deal with ShotSpotter, a software company that can track gunshots fired in sections of the city, to fold a $236,464 debt and a one-year contract extension into a $175,000 package.
In other words, explained corporation counsel and board member Niquelle Allen, the $175,000 covers any debt and another year of service.
“It’s a reduction in the balance (Gary owed ShotSpotter), and the deal even includes some upgrades in the service,” she said.
The deal was the only matter before the board on Wednesday.