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February 27, 2014

County pushes network upgrade forward

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Niagara Gazette — “Nobody has told us Advance 2000 is not the lowest bid,” Updegrove said.

Advance 2000 is a dealer in Alcatel-Lucent hardware, not Cisco Systems hardware which is what Helwig said the county should stick with. The Alcatel-Lucent equipment would be a lower grade switch, Helwig told the committee.

The network bid award passed the Public Works committee unanimously on Monday.

In another matter, a special meeting of the Legislature was called off Tuesday.

Legislators were to discuss declaring the county’s land on Davison Road as surplus property in order to clear the way for bidding from would-be buyers. Last week, Legislature Chairman Bill Ross, C-Wheatfield, said there would probably be a special meeting, but the meeting was scrapped and the declaration will go on the agenda for the Legislature’s next regular meeting on March 4.

Virtuoso raised some questions concerning the selling process, such as sale terms and an appraisal of the property.

• Both the county’s Public Works and Administration committees approved a resolution allowing for the addition of FEMA funds to the Niagara County Golf Course budget.

The 13th and 14th holes on the course suffered extensive damage caused by the heavy rains and resulting flood of June 2013. The FEMA money, totaling $41,724, will be used to make repairs. 

The matter will appear on the March 4 agenda for the full Legislature.

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