County buys new computers

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, August 16, 2006

By By LISA TINDELL – news writer
The computers at the Escambia County Courthouse will soon be upgraded to handle much needed space for an increased amount of data.
Since IBM was offering a variety of incentives, this would be a good time to upgrade to a new system instead of simply adding space, Anderson said.
The commission voted to accept the lone bid from Premise Inc. for the upgrade at a cost of $89,995.
In other business, the commission approved a transfer of liquor license for Cat's Grocery located on Booneville Road just outside of Atmore. The business was previously known as L and L Country Store, but has new owners and a new name, thus requiring the transfer of the license.
The commission voted to approve the transfer with Commissioner Todd Williamson abstaining in the vote and Larry White casting the only opposing vote on the matter.
The commission on Monday also approved a resolution reaffirming an application to the Alabama Department of Transportation.
The van, which is a 15-passenger vehicle, will be paid for using Federal Transit Authority funds matched with 20 percent funds from Escambia County.
Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith addressed the commission to discuss a hurricane mitigation grant that has been awarded to the department by ADECA.
Smith said that one of the main uses for the funds would be to increase the storage capacity for the county's gas tanks. Generators for the department are also high on the list of priorities for use of the funds.
An upgrade to the generator system at the Escambia County Detention Center is also on the sheriff's wish list.
County Engineer Bill Bridges addressed the Commission to explain the replacement of a bridge on Curtis Road in the Atmore area.
Newell and Bush Construction, based in Montgomery, will be handling all phases of the bridge replacement, Bridges said.

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