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Town may dip into savings to fix IT problems

Feb. 29. At their Monday March 2 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board will be asked to spend unbudgeted funds totaling $271,400 in order to bring the town’s IT/computer equipment into a state of good repair, as first reported by Cornelius Today earlier this month.

“At our strategic planning session Feb. 6, the town’s staff identified some pressing issues around functionality, reliability and security of our IT network and system,” said Mayor Woody Washam.  “While all of the items were important, some are critical and time sensitive and will be acted upon this week.”

The specific items include:
1. EVORAIL Replacement-  $228,400 ($202,000 one time and $26,400 recurring).  EVORAIL is a server-based appliance used for combining computer, networking and storage resources into a single infrastructure system. It is designed specifically for small and mid-sized enterprises and municipalities
2. Microsoft Licensing – $38,000 ($34,000 one time and $4,000 recurring)
3. Windows 2003/2008 R2 Server Upgrades – $5,000 (one time).

Funds for the work will be taken from the town’s budget fund balance.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the commissioners are expected to approve agreements with NCDOT for several Cornelius projects including triple roundabouts on Torrence Chapel Road and the NC115/Potts St roundabout. The total cost of  $23.9 million is being paid for exclusively by the NCDOT.

The meeting will begin at 7 pm in Town Hall on Catawba Avenue.