FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will spend $25,730 in grant money to purchase 23 new personal computers.
Police Chief Kevin Salter said at Monday’s Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting that several of the department’s computers had reached the end of their expected life cycle and needed to be replaced.
Lt. James Baldwin consulted IT Right, the township’s information technology contractor, regarding the status of all department computers. IT Right provided a list of computers that will be obsolete and need to be replaced by the end of the year. Salter said the computers are using Windows 7 operating systems, which will not be supported by Microsoft Corp. after this year.
Three companies provided quotes for the new computers. They included IT Right, $25,6720; Dak Tech, $25,927; and Strictly Tech, $22,497.16.
Salter said IT Right has provided quality and timely service to the department during the six years they have provided IT services. He recommended and the board approved accepting the low bid from IT Right.
Funding for the purchase is available though the fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017 Justice Assistance Grants. — J.J.