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9/22/2022 7:30:00 AM
New IT Equipment Purchase Part of Monday's Commissioners Meeting

Wayne Howard

You may still be using a computer running Windows 7 or XP, but as you are surely aware, much of the software you used a year or two ago is now outdated. Some of those old programs like Internet Explorer are no longer supported, meaning if you have a problem, you can't get any help from the company that wrote it in fixing it.

Not only does software change almost every year, so does the hardware. For an individual, it might be an inconvenience having to update constantly, but for businesses, industry and government, it's much more significant.

Gaston County Schools changed to a new payroll system in late January 2022 and they've had a plethora of problems since.

For Lincoln County government, there haven't been any big problems so far--but much of the equipment they're using is several years old--some a decade. The software has also seen updates. On Monday night, Lincoln County Commissioners approved spending $577,999.65 to update the County's IT equipment and some software.

Some of the equipment being used now is no longer available, so if a piece breaks down, getting something new would become a necessity--and it could leave the County in a quandry until the replacement equipment could be found, purchased and installed. The $578,000 expenditure is intended to keep that from happening.

CIO Ben Cohen told Commissioners getting the equipment purchased and installed could take up to six months, but is more likely to be in place in four. He said the updates will likely keep things functioning properly for several years--possibly 8 to 10. A 20% per annum fee for maintenance is also included in the decision.
In other business at Monday's (Sept. 19th) meeting, Commissioners approved an update to the County's Special Events Policy. Those who are planning concerts or other special events that might require the assistance of the Sheriff's Office, EMS, or other county departments, the Highway Patrol, fire departments, or other agencies, will need to get approval 90 days prior to their planned event.
Commissioners also approved giving a 2001 ambulance declared as surplus to the Lincoln County School of Technology for use in its EMT training program.
They adopted the Schedule of Values previously submitted by Tax Director Susan Sain. It's a formality necessary for Sain's office to proceed with the revaluation of property for tax purposes which is due in early 2023.

Commissioners approved a rezoning request by Scott Soorus for property on
Wingate Hill Road. Soorus could already have built single-family homes there, but now can build duplexes if he chooses.
Commissioners also approved an Industrial Incentive Grant for LeeBoy. The asphalt paving equipment company in the Industrial Park off the Maiden Highway will invest $7 million in expansion of its plant and new machinery. The County will return $25,255 per year for five years to LeeBoy after their County taxes are paid. The expansion will provide an estimated 30 new jobs paying an average of $845 weekly. LeeBoy is one of several existing industries who have asked for and received Industrial Incentive grants to help them afford major investments that will create more jobs and add to the County's tax base for years to come. LeeBoy has been in Lincoln County for 41 years. They started out in East Lincoln and later moved to their current location in the Industrial Park.

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