BOC authorizes purchase of 3 MDT computers

June 13, 2019

By John Raffel

MARION — The Osceola County Board of Commissioners authorized the purchase, at its meeting last week, of three sheriff’s department MDT computers as presented with payment from the 245 fund.

“We actually are probably going to need 10 when we’re done,” commission chairman Jack Nehmer of Marion said. “We had a deadline that they had to be replaced by 2021. We thought if we did three now and another six months do three, and piece meal it out a little bit, it would be easier. Those are the one in the squad cars when they check people’s driver’s licenses when they pull them out. Ours are outdated right now.”

The commissioners also waived the county’s fixed asset capitalization and disposal policy regarding disposition of sale for equipment and approved the sale of the sheriff department’s cellebrite computer equipment to Calutech Digital Services LLC of Holland for $3,000.

“We’re still trying to work on policies and procedures and trying to get them updated,” Nehmer said. “Even though there’s supposed to be someone working on it, it didn’t appear to get much done.”

Nehmer said adding another office person recently should help in this process.

He also said the front entrance to the courthouse was expected be finished anytime now.

“It’s coming right along,” Nehmer said. “Once that’s done, we’ll have to look at (proper security machinery) and hiring a security company or utilizing a corrections officer to man it. Right now we’re getting everything ready.”

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