Pierre City Commission Approves Agreement To Allow Company To Install GPS Antenna On YMCA Building

The Pierre Aquatic Center building will play host to part of a nationwide network of enhanced G-P-S style technology. The Pierre City Commission approved an agreement Tuesday night with Trimble Incorporated to use a small section of the building for a G-N-S-S Reference Station antenna…

Pierre Parks and Recreation Director Tom Farnsworth says the agreement would generate some income for the city…

Dave Kazmer with Trimble Incorporated says the Aquatic Center building fit best with Trimble’s profile…

He says the system will only receive inputs from G-P-S satellites in space…

The system will be faster and more accurate…

The lease will end in December of 2019. The cost to subscribe to the system is between two-thousand and twenty-five hundred dollars per year. The 12-hundred dollars per year the city receives include compensation for electric and Internet accessibility costs.