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Saratoga Springs City Council OKs phone upgrades

Mayor Scott Johnson argued that getting the new system implemented throughout the city at a discount price is too good an opportunity to pass up.

"We can talk about difficult economic times, but the reality is we already have $320,000 budgeted for this project," he said. "When all is said and done, it's going to be a wonderful improvement to city hall and all city buildings."

Now that the resolutions have been passed, implementation of the upgrades will begin in the near future. Most of the system should be up and running by the end of the year, with completion by February at the latest.

Scirocco said that his primary concern is making sure citizens can reach the police, and saw the deal as a good way to ensure stability.

"They don't even have caller ID in there," he said of the station. "It's time to do what we need to do.""

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