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(1) Created.

(a) The County Board of Supervisors establish the position of Communications Coordinator for the County to protect and look after the interest of the County in regard to radio frequencies now held, and possible future frequencies issued to the County.

(b) The responsibility of Communications Coordination for the County shall be assumed by the Highway Safety Coordinator.

(2) Duties. The Communications Coordinator shall be responsible for the following areas:

(a) Advise units of government as to compatible communications equipment that will not be outdated in a matter of a few years.

(b) Regulate the number of mobile and portable radios on any County frequency to avoid overcrowding.

(c) Refuse use of County frequencies to any unit of government planning to use equipment that is incompatible with County equipment or license.

(d) Prohibit use of County transit frequencies to any private agency or individual.

(e) Any equipment now owned and operated by any unit of government within the County and operated on County frequencies will be deemed appropriate at time of passage of this ordinance.

(f) From the date of passage of this ordinance, any purchase of communications equipment intended to operate on County radio frequencies must be approved in writing by the Communications Coordinator.

(g) All radio assignment numbers on County frequencies will be assigned by the Coordinator.

(3) Conditions.

(a) Privately owned two-way transmitter-receiver radios will not be allowed to operate on County licensed frequencies after January 1, 1972.

(b) Privately owned transmitter-receiver radios must be disposed of to the proper individuals or corporations or transmitters made inactive with the approval of the Communications Coordinator or these radios will be purchased by the County for fair market value.

(c) Effective January 1, 1971, only licensed and approved governmental units shall operate two-way radios on any licensed County radio frequency.

(4) Enforcement.

(a) Any person who violates sub. (3)(a) and (b) may be fined not less than $200 nor more than $500 and in default of payment thereof shall be imprisoned in the County Jail until such fine and costs are paid, but not to exceed 90 days. Each violation shall be considered a separate offense.

(b) Any governmental unit authorized to operate on county licensed frequencies who violates sub. (2)(b), (c), (f) and (g) and sub. (3)(c) shall be suspended from further operation on such frequencies.

(c) Any governmental unit authorized to operate on County licensed frequencies who violates proper procedures as outlined by the Federal Communications Commission shall receive a reprimand in writing from the Communications Coordinator. After the issuance of 3 such reprimands, the Board of such governmental unit shall be required to meet with the Sheriff’s Committee to show cause why they should not be eliminated from the Communications Service.

(d) Par. (a) of this subsection may be enforced by injunction in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(5) Appeal. Any unit of government may appeal the Communication Coordinator’s decision to the Sheriff’s Committee and, if not satisfied, to the County Board of Supervisors, who will make the final determination.