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Adams County Board authorizes IT upgrades

Adams County Board authorizes IT upgrades

2 weeks, 5 days ago by Scott Hardy

$1.4 million project to be paid for through American Rescue Plan funding

The Adams County Board has authorized one project that will be funded by money from the American Rescue Plan, and has sent another back to committee.

The Board Tuesday night voted to authorize upgrades to the County's network and Information Technology systems. Those upgrades would increase people's access to County services over the Internet, allow the County to conduct more business virtually and improve web-capable public communications and notices. The County Board will likely vote next month to accept a nearly $1.4 million bid for the work.

The Board voted to send back to the Transportation Committee a $706,000 bid from Otis Elevator. That would modernize two public elevators in the Courthouse, and the elevator formerly used by the Sheriff's Department to move inmates to and from court hearings to the old jail. The bid from Otis was the only bid the Committee received for the project, which will now be re-bid. Board members are hoping that other companies will now bid on the project. Those projects, and others, will be paid for with some $6.6 million the County's already received from the Federal Government, through the American Rescue Plan. The County will get another $6.6 million next year, and all the money must be spent by the end of the County's Fiscal Year 2024 budget year.

The County Board voted to approve spending $609,000 to help resurface North 48th Street in Quincy, from north of Maine Street to north of Columbus Road. $450,000 of that comes from the state's Rebuild Illinois program.

The Board also voted to approve the nomination of David McCleary to represent District Six. He takes the place of Seldon Totsch, who died in late May.

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