The Franklin County Commission is seeking proposals from firms for a computer server project at the 911 center.

County 911 Director Vince Zagarri discussed the project at the county commission meeting Tuesday.

He noted that the county put in a new 911 system in 2008. The servers have been running for a long time, are at the end of their life and need to be replaced, he added.

“We’ve had some issues with these servers,” Zagarri said.

He went to CenturyLink to see what its cost would be on the project, and the price came back at over $1 million, he said.

Zagarri asked CenturyLink for a better price, but it still came back at $900,000, he said.

“They were very proud of themselves,” Zagarri said.

He added that he thinks the project can be done for $50,000 to $100,000 by “using internal resources and some of our existing IT resources.”

Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer and First District Commissioner Tim Brinker voted 2-0 Tuesday to seek proposals for the project.

Josh Mitchell

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