The Norman Transcript

Breaking News

Headlines

December 19, 2012

City gives nod to CAD purchase

NORMAN — Norman Police and Fire will soon be able to communicate better with one another as well as with outside database systems. The Norman City Council unanimously approved a $1.9 million contract for a new computer aided dispatch, records management and mobile data network project.

“Currently, we have four major components employed and in excess of 20 databases,” Maj. J.D. Younger said.

The city is contracting with New World Systems Inc. for $1,821,745. In addition, the city is paying $154,341 for “necessary related third-party software and hardware products,” according to the council agenda item.

New World was selected after a lengthy procedure.

“That scoring is very quantitative,” Younger said. “In our particular case, we ended up with two vendors that matched all the requirements.”

Those vendors were brought on site and interviewed and New World was selected.

“This system being proposed will replace all those disparate databases,” Younger said. “It’s not just software we’re buying. We’re establishing a long-term relationship with this company.”

A portion of the cost will be paid up front by the general fund but later reimbursed with surplus Public Safety Sales Tax funds after the completion of Fire Station No. 9.

The city council also unanimously approved an engineering design contract for the Lindsey Street project, which is part of the bond package passed by voters earlier this year.

“This is the first of many engineering contracts you will see as we embark on designing those bond projects,” Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary said.

The contract is with SAIC Energy Environment and Infrastructure Inc. for $1,997,875 for the design of Lindsey Street from 24th Avenue Southwest to east of Berry Road. The Lindsey project is the largest of the eight projects included in the bond package, both in terms of dollar amount and in the number of components to the work.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Headlines
  • movieposter Movie about Moore tornado survivors premieres May 16

    MOORE — Exploring ideas of faith and hope, an Oklahoma faith-based documentary on the May 20, 2013, EF-5 Moore tornado is scheduled to premiere at the Moore Warren Theatre May 16....

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Survivors observe 19th anniversary

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Survivors, rescue workers and the family members of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing have observed the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack....

    April 20, 2014

  • Police arrest man connected to homicide

    Norman Police have arrested Abid Sandhu, 37 years old, of Norman, on a complaint of Murder in the First Degree. Formal charges have yet to be filed. At approximately 3:35 a.m. Saturday, the Norman Police Communications Center received a ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Cody’s Run raises $14,000

    Cody Ponder’s positive attitude was infectious even while he struggled with esophageal cancer. He always worked to help others and his giving spirit inspired a 5k race to benefit struggling patients. Last year Cody’s family organized a run ...

    April 20, 2014

  • State budget talks center on cuts

    OKLAHOMA CITY — With six weeks left in the 2014 session, behind-the-scenes negotiations among the House, Senate and governor’s office are ramping up on how to plug a $188 million hole in the budget and fund programs for education, public ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Dental groups oppose measure

    TULSA — Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature, proposed as a reaction to the case of an oral surgeon accused of maintaining filthy office conditions, that deals with training requirements for oral surgery ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Former mayor files for county office

    Local physician and former Norman Mayor Harold Haralson recently filed his candidacy for the Cleveland County Commission District 3 seat....

    April 20, 2014

  • Selling Norman is love at first sight

    Meeting planners who make a site visit to Norman tend to fall in love, convention and hospitality experts said this week. The staff of the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau are commissioned with the job of promoting tourism and selling ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Green House is a homegrown business

    Nancy Muenzler was a banker in her previous life. That was before the Green House, 1708 SW 24th Street, became her passion....

    April 20, 2014

  • Conan’s martial arts moves downtown

    Conan’s Kickboxing, Karate, Boxing, Jujitsu, MMA Academy is celebrating the grand opening of a new facility right in the heart of downtown Norman at 310 E. Main St. Founded in 1996 by four-time World Kickboxing Champion Scott “Conan” ...

    April 20, 2014