Pulaski County Auditor Sheila Garling posed a question to the county commissioners at their meeting yesterday. When computers need maintenance, who pays for it?
Garling had recently had two computers fixed on-site by DeGroot Technology, with the costs of $149.99 and $184.99. Because of the fact that she never knows when this kind of work is necessary and she understands that not all departments can afford those kind of bills, Garling was not sure whether the bill could be paid out of the budget set aside for DeGroot or if a different budget is used.
Since all departments have computers, Commissioner Ken Boswell recommended merging all computer repair bills into one budget. After a brief discussion, the commissioners decided that was a great idea; unfortunately, it wouldn’t be effective until next year. In the meantime, the bills will have to be paid out of funds that are currently available to the department.