City council OKs purchase of computer systems

Bronson City Council members this week accepted the purchase of new computer systems and two body cameras for the police department.

The in-car computer systems will update 10-years-antique technology, stated Steve Johnson, Bronson police chief.

The body cameras are “a way to protect our officers and the town from undue litigation,” Johnson said.

The cameras additionally can be utilized by different town personnel as wanted, consisting of the ones doing condo inspections, said Brandon Mersman, metropolis supervisor.
Cost for the objects is $6,743.

Also this week, the council obtained a file from Toby Welch, president of Bronson Plating Company.
Remaining fall, the state required the town to check wastewater coming from commercial plant life for the presence of PFAS chemicals.

Bronson Plating is the town’s handiest business pretreatment patron, Mersman said. When tested, PFAS did display. Testing and prison expenses of $18,000 had been billed to Bronson Plating.
Welch defined to council contributors the process his organization is the usage of to cope with PFAS and asked the metropolis to reverse the prices.

Larry McConn, a council member, made the motion to disclaim the Bronson Plating request. The motion exceeded.

It isn’t fair to bypass the price directly to Bronson citizens, McConn stated.

In different information, the board time-honored a bid of $17, four hundred from Burnips Equipment for a New Holland Workmaster 25S, a tractor for the wastewater treatment plant. The additional system will include a tiller, mower, belly plow blade, and snowblower.

The device also will be used to preserve sidewalks clear at the cemetery and other city-owned sidewalks, Mersman stated.