Commissioners OK technology purchases

By Cecilia Fox -

MIAMI COUNTY — At their meeting Thursday, the Miami County Commissioners approved multiple technology purchases for the county’s courts and entered into a partnership agreement with Troy, Piqua, and Tipp City.

The board signed an agreement with the cities of Piqua, Troy, and Tipp City for the program year 2017 Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) program and submitted an application for program funding.

Miami County will file as the applicant and grantee on behalf of those three cities.

The commissioners also approved the purchase of one laptop, warranty and licenses for the Probate Court, as well as one laptop, four netbooks, two desktop computers, accessories, warranty and licenses for the Juvenile Court from MNJ.

The total cost for the probate court purchases is $912 and for the Juvenile Court, $10,567.

Another eight desktop computers and necessary accessories, including 16 monitors, Microsoft Office standard licenses, and adapters, were also authorized for the Juvenile Court from CDW-G at a cost of $8,742.

The board also authorized the purchase of six three-year Odysseyware licenses, as well as professional development training for the Juvenile Court.

The licenses are used for online education in day treatment and through their home schools. The cost of the licenses is $13,500 and the training totals $3,500.

By Cecilia Fox

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