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The Telegram
  • Town police need new records management system

  • The Frankfort Town Police Department is looking for a new records management system.

    Lead Officer James Getman, Jr. told the town council last week that police are “limping along” with the current system, which is used to store data.

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  • The Frankfort Town Police Department is looking for a new records management system.
    Lead Officer James Getman, Jr. told the town council last week that police are “limping along” with the current system, which is used to store data.
    “Now it’s locking officers out for no apparent reason,” he said, adding he has contacted the provider. The problem remains unresolved, he said.
    “It’s not cost effective if we lose data we’re required to keep by law,” Getman added.
    Town officials have met with a representative of Impact Systems, but are not yet ready to make a decision.
    Local police departments must be able to communicate with each other, according to Getman.
    “I’d like to see County 911 take a lead role in this,” he said. He added he plans to attend a vendor show in May and hopes to bring back some additional information.
    “It would be good if all the local agencies were on the same system,” said Town Supervisor Joseph Kinney.
    In other business:
    • Kinney asked that council members who are on the committee for the Brownfield Opportunity Area project request several sites in the town on the east end of the community be added to the area. He noted the committee is looking at expanding the area from the Union Tools site and nearby area to the east and west corridors. Kinney said the former Chip’s Gas Station, the rubble left from a fire and a building next to the Brass Tack should be included.
    • The town’s insurance renewal is due May 20. The current carrier, the Mang Insurance Agency, and Haylor, Freyer & Coon, have been invited to give presentations on the coverage they can offer.
    • The town will begin its spring trash pickup on May 6. A newsletter will go out to town residents listing the guidelines. No trash is to be put at the roadside prior to April 26, Kinney said. Putting it out soon would be a violation of town law. “I know we’re one of the last and few do this,” Kinney said of the trash pickups in a telephone interview. “The majority of people in Frankfort love it and are pleased to have service.” Council members also discussed problems with trash from outside the town being dumped along town roads. They said if police arrest anyone for illegal dumping, it should be publicized.
    • A matter concerning a proposed subdivision has come before the town planning board. The owners were advised to take the matter to the Department of Health and Department of Environmental Conservation for the necessary review.
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