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;