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JUNEAU -- Last fall the Dodge County Board of Supervisors agreed it was time to hire a consultant for $70,000 to evaluate the audio/visual technology in five of its courtrooms, one video courtroom in the Dodge County Jail and one holding cell video courtroom.

On Tuesday, county supervisors will look at entering into an agreement for $508,000 with Conference Technologies, Inc. in Milwaukee for the courtroom audio visual project.

Board members will also look at approving a total project budget cost of $669,075 for the courtroom audio/visual project.

The board may also discuss and approve the potential of creating an 11-member broadband workgroup.

The Dodge County Executive Committee has recently discussed and recommended a workgroup to investigate and understand existing and potential broadband access opportunities for Dodge County; evaluate and reduce obstacles to broadband access; explore collaboration regional opportunities to facilitate access throughout Dodge County and the region; and consider county investment to secure and further enhance broadband access.

The workgroup will consist of 11 members including Dodge County supervisors, representatives from local government and Dodge County residents.

County board members are also expected to approve an amendment to the partnership agreement between Dodge County, the Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium and Glacial Heritage Development Partnership, which is now known as ThriveED.

Dodge County has benefited from the services of ThriveED and determined additional benefits would be gained by increasing its services through the addition of a three-quarter time employee within the county.

The cost of the additional certified economic developer to Dodge County is nearly $50,000, which includes benefits, supplies and costs associated with the position.

The county board will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the gathering room at Clearview, 198 County Highway DF, Juneau.

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