Delaware County does have a block of 13 (10 general use, 3 state) 700MHz channels assigned to them by RPC 28 (although Ocean County NJ has applied to use one of them.) Not sure why they are not pursuing their use.
Where is the V-comm presentation available to be watched online?I went back and listened to the V-Comm presentation: they do recommend a 700 P25P2 simulcast trunked system with 24 tower sites (vs. the 40 currently used.) They also recommend a UHF backup system, with no technology specified. The backup system would be constructed first, and would be available while the simulcast system is built out over the next 3 years. $50-70M price tag all in. They estimate 6,700 subscribers will be needed to match the current inventories. The VHF low paging system will likely be replaced by a UHF system, and not one based on using the P25 system as they are expensive, and generally don't perform well according to V-Comm.
Thank youIt's on the county's website. Search "v-comm" and "delaware." Here's link to the page where it's posted: