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Deal reached between Dothan and Motorola in radio contract

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) –   Questions surrounding a costly radio contract between Motorola and the city of Dothan were finally put to bed Tuesday.


The city commission approved a deal reached with the company where they'll reimburse the city for equipment that didn't work.


Two years ago the city of Dothan purchased a new radio system for its police and fire departments; the cost to the city a little over $12 million.


During the installation three change orders were made to the contract.  The last one exchanged excess radios for in car laptops that didn't work.


"It was determined that those systems didn't match the need of the city and the city negotiated a change," says Dothan City Manager Mike West.


It's that change order that some commissioners have been questioning since saying it cost the city lots of money.


"Motorola took back those two systems and in return is going to give the city over three years of maintenance where would have had to pay over a million dollars so that clarifies that," says West.


City leaders also stressed that the current radios work perfectly.


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