April 6th, 2009
A regular meeting of the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners Computer Committee was held on Friday, April 6th, 2009 at the Chippewa County Courthouse in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Chairman Knoll called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. with a quorum present.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Jesse Knoll, Chairman, and Richard Timmer
MEMBERS ABSENT: Don Cooper
OTHERS PRESENT: Brian Bartlett, Jenny Pierce, Jim German, Administrator, and Don McLean.
Approval of the Agenda
Chairman Knoll called for changes to the agenda. No changes were offered.
There were no public comments.
Agenda Items: RFP for Computers
The recent RFP’s for thirteen computers were reviewed. It was noted Dell was the low bid and that by choosing a more compatible case the price would be even lower.
It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner Knoll, to select Dell’s bid in the amount of $10,401.17. On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.
Video Arraignment Update
Mr. German gave an updated status on the video arraignment system. He noted that he had received formal notification on the RAP grant and that the grant was good for six months. Mr. German also said he was waiting for MDOC to see if they could help with funding for the project.
Brian Bartlett gave information on the Windows Server. He noted it had gone down numerous times in the last few months. He also noted that the warranty will expire in November. Mr. German stated that a new server costing around seven thousand dollars had not been budgeted because we were not experiencing problems during the budget process. Mr. Bartlett was asked to provide specifications to the Finance Committee.
It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, supported by Commissioner knoll, to forward the request on for a new Windows Server to the Finance Committee. On a voice vote, the motion CARRIED.
A discussion took place on the County’s need for an E-mail Archiving system. Mr. German noted that it would probably be included in the 2010 budget.
Jenny Pierce Leave of Absence
Mr. German noted that Jenny Pierce would be off on extended leave beginning in June. He presented suggestions to the Committee for personnel to fulfill her duties. A discussion ensued. Ideas will be presented to the Personnel Committee in May.
The Committee reviewed a request for wireless internet in the Circuit Courtroom. The cost could be up to a thousand dollars. This will be put into next year’s budget.
There were no additional comments offered by committee members.
Chairman Knoll noted that it was a very productive meeting.
It was moved by Commissioner Timmer, seconded by Commissioner Knoll, to adjourn the meeting. On a voice vote, the motion was CARRIED.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Jesse Knoll, Chairman
Jim German, Administrator