County OKs lease-purchase of upgraded computer servers

Cary Ashby • Apr 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM

The Huron County commissioners have approved the lease-purchase of three computer-aided dispatch (CAD) servers.

Upgrades to the system will cost the county nearly $144,894.

Commissioner Skip Wilde, the board president, said the three annual payments will come from the 9-1-1 fund.

Huron County 9-1-1 Coordinator Tacy Bond provided some information on the servers and why they need to be replaced.

“Our current servers are over six years old and need to be replaced as they are starting to have some issues. The servers run the CAD and 9-1-1 mapping for the entire county, which consists of over 17 agencies. If they fail, our dispatch and reporting systems would be crippled,” she said.

“We will be leasing servers, switches and routers for three years with a $1 buyout at the end of those three years. This equipment will be replacing the existing equipment.”

Also during Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners approved a request for a prayer vigil from Pastor Vince Cooper, of Oasis Church. The event will be on the steps of the Huron County Courthouse at 6 p.m. May 2, the National Day of Prayer.

Cooper, in making his written request to the commissioners, said one of the purposes of the vigil is to pray for community leaders.

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