Yukon Centennial Building to get A/V system upgrade

$46K purchase will mean no more Band-aid repairs

City of Yukon Information Technology Director Gary Cooper

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

An upgrade is coming to the audio/video system at the City of Yukon’s Centennial Building, 12 S 5th.

City council members have agreed to spend $46,212.10 for new equipment and preventative maintenance.

Yukon Information Technology Director Gary Cooper recommended the upgrade, which will be completed by Ford Audio-Video Systems LLC of Oklahoma City.

“It’s a complete overhaul,” Cooper told the council.

The City of Yukon will receive new microphones, cameras, camera control system, and amplifiers to improve the video and sound quality during meetings inside the council chambers.

“The current A/V system at the Centennial Building was installed in March 2012 and the cameras were there prior to 2008 when I arrived at the City,” Cooper said.

“We have tried to keep the old system going as long as we can but feel the time has come for replacement.”

All items and labor are on Ford Audio Visual’s Oklahoma state purchasing contract, he added.

Cooper told the city council this upgrade project is much needed since the current equipment sometimes must be “Band-aided” when repairs are made.

The $46,212.10 cost will be paid from the technology department’s 2020-21 capital improvement budget.

The audio/video system is used during city council and planning commission meetings recorded inside the Centennial Building for public broadcast.

Meetings may be viewed on the City of Yukon website and Cox Channel 20.