Supervisors could hire a software conversion manager

March 11, 2002|By LAURA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

A computer software conversion at the county is getting intense and officials are looking to hire a consultant to take over the project's management.

County Auditor-Controller Doug Newland will ask the Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday to hire Prime Tech of Fountain Valley to oversee the rest of the software conversion.

Newland wants to hire a consultant to become a "professional nag" who will make sure county employees do their training.

The total cost of the new accounting system by Sungard Bi-Tech of Chico is budgeted at $373,171, a letter from Newland states. Unexpected hardware and software upgrades to improve the county's network cost another $46,116.

The board also is scheduled to:

· accept a grant deed from the Menvielle family for 14 acres at the Gateway of the Americas development for a water treatment plant and retention basin;


· approve a $87,400 contract with Andy Hoyt General Engineering of Holtville to clean waterlines at the Gateway of the Americas development;

· approve giving $7,858 as the Country Club Sewer District Board to the city of Holtville for maintenance and operation of the Country Club Lift Station;

· establish an abandoned vehicle cleanup plan;

· approve $17,000 for indigent burials in circumstances where cremation may be unacceptable for religious reasons;

· approve the Workforce Investment Board's training contracts awards;

· appoint Gordon Jongeward of Brawley to the WIB as a private sector representative.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the board chambers on the second floor of the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St., El Centro. Meeting agendas are available online at:

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