Software update for Morgan County financial dept. approved

By Ryne Turke on October 5, 2016 at 1:08pm

Morgan County commissioners held a rare Wednesday meeting to approve a software purchase for the county’s financial department.

Treasurer Jenny Geirnaeirt says there are a number of benefits in ditching the current outdated technology and going with Computer Information Concept’s updated software.

Geirnaeirt says updates on the current system will cease at the end of 2016 and its user capability will be completely done in December of 2017.

Geirnaeirt breaks down the software’s features.

“Which would handle payroll, accounts payable and general ledger balancing of funds for the county. The software was created for government, as opposed to other companies that try and adapt their software for government. We worked with our sales rep, looked at another county using it and I’ve talked to other treasurers. We feel very comfortable with this agreement,” says Geirnaeirt.

Conversion of the software will start in October and be completed by the end of the year.

The software will cost the county $58,245.

In other action from the meeting this morning, Kimberly Vannier was appointed to a four-year-term on the Meredosia-Bluffs Rescue Squad District Board. Also, commissioners adopted fiscal year 2016 budget transfers.

County Clerk Jill Waggener added that over 140 Morgan County residents have taken advantage of early voting.