Shelby Titus of the Wetzel County Tax Office approached the Wetzel County Commission Tuesday morning to ask for funds to purchase three new computers for the tax office. Titus stated the three computers that would be replaced are extremely slow and have various problems.
Everything in Word has been wiped out on one computer, the print function has stopped working in one, and the credit card collection in a computer has been wiped out. These computers are also several years old, as they were purchased in 2004 or 2005.
Titus further explained that at the time of their purchase, the computers were of a lower quality as they had to use a good portion of the allotted funds for software updates.
The estimated cost for three new computers, of a better caliber than the first, is $3,446.
Vice President Bob Gorby made the motion to purchase the new computers and Commissioner Scott Lemley seconded the motion. All commissioners voted in favor of the purchase.
In other county commission news, Eric Fecat of the Belomar Regional Council reported to the commission that the Littleton/Hundred Public Service District waterline project is almost completed and there appear to be leftover funds.
Fecat stated the total budget for the project was $850,000. A total of around $700,000 has been used thus far, which leaves an estimated $150,000 left that Fecat said would be "something for the PSD to benefit from."
A new sheriff's deputy has also been hired. County Clerk Carol Haught shared the paperwork related to the hiring of Eric Wells who began June 1.
Editor's note: To clarify from last week's county commission news, Sue Miller's request for the 4-H rental fee to be waived was for one night only.