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Village of Hammond: CIT tab continues to grow

Costs continue to mount as the village of Hammond works to rebuild its IT infrastructure, a project started in May 2018.

The primary beneficiary of the rebuild effort, Computer Integration Technologies (CIT), will be receiving a check for $11,500 in the latest round of spending to replace, install and set up six computers in the Clerk's Office, Police Department and Public Works Department. The outdated computers are currently running Windows 7, an operating system which will not be supported next year. The $11,500 comes on the heels of an initial proposal worth $40,000 not including ongoing maintenance and backup service fees.

At their meeting Monday night, trustees also approved payment of $9,357.50 to Sambetak related to ongoing engineering efforts to remediate problems related to seepage cells at the Wastewater Treatment facility. Problems with the cells extend back at least as far as 2015.

Trustees approved payment of $4,986 to Crane Engineering to replace the auger at the Wastewater Treatment Plant as well.

Following two closed sessions, trustees announced the village had approved a letter of engagement from the law offices of von Briesen & Roper S.C., in conjunction with an employment matter related to the Police Department. Trustees further instructed Police Chief Rick Coltrain to meet with the employee although the specific issue was not disclosed.

Regarding a separate matter involving the Clerk's Office and Public Works Department, President Tony Bibeau plans to schedule a meeting with both parties to discuss their concerns. The specific concerns were not disclosed.