Kendall approves technology updates
By Steve Lord email@example.com October 18, 2012 5:32PM
Updated: November 22, 2012 6:25AM
YORKVILLE — The Kendall County Board has given its OK to upgrades to some of the computers at the county.
Board members voted 9-1 to spend a total of $265,000 to update employee laptop computers, and to get new mobile data computers for the Sheriff’s Department squad cars.
The mobile data computers will cost about $85,000, and the laptops $140,900. The county will pay for it out of surplus funds.
Jeff Wilkins, county administrator, told the County Board that officials have put off these upgrades for several years because of financial constraints.
The information technology department said delaying the purchases has been against professional “best practices.”
“So we’re trying to catch up,” Wilkins said.
Board member Bob Davidson was the only vote against the purchase.