June 13--Erie County Council is ready to finalize the move of three public safety employees to the county's new information technology department.
Council is expected to vote, at its regular meeting Tuesday night, on ordinances that appropriate more than $101,000 and create line items to complete the move for two radio technicians and a database maintenance and information coordinator based at the county's 911 center in Summit Township.
The employees still will handle public safety-related IT work, but they will now be supervised by the county's new information technology director, Erick Friedman, who was hired by Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper in March.
Both Dahlkemper and County Council pushed for creation of a centralized county IT department, which was approved by council in November as part of the county's 2014 budget, to improve efficiency and save money.
The county used to have nearly 30 information technology workers in various departments who handle issues with computers, websites and office equipment.
County Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Union City High School, 105 Concord St., as part of an annual tradition of moving meetings throughout the county between June and September.
KEVIN FLOWERS can be reached at 870-1693 or by e-mail. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/ETNflowers.
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