During a review of the
"Although I do believe we're on schedule, and possibly ahead of schedule, I think it would be important to point out that most departments have come to the conclusion that this is a Herculean task, cleaning up the data that will be migrated out of AbleTerm into the program called Odyssey."
After the meeting, Precinct 2 Commissioner
"Anytime there is a conversion, there is a cleanup to be done," McKinney said. "The current program has been in effect since 1998, and has collected a lot of incomplete data during that 16 years."
McKinney said the implementation of the Odyssey software is the last major project in upgrading county facilities and services in recent years. Other changes have included the jail expansion and the new phone system.
"We've accomplished that, and will be debt-free in two years," he said.
The tremendous population growth, and expanding tax base during the first half of the past decade, helped the county accumulate the funds to make the changes, McKinney said.
In other action Tuesday, Commissioners authorized the county to apply for the 2014 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Grant. The county gets funds each year through the program, based on how many aliens are housed in the jail and other factors.
Commissioners also approved applying for the fiscal year 2014 Bullet Proof Vest Grant.
Commissioners also approved:
--funds, not to exceed
--annual contracts with the
--payment of bills in the amount of
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