By PJ Martin
The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court met in a special called session on Monday, November 6th. All members were in attendance with the exception of County Attorney Sharon Howard.
The only item on the agenda was the request to purchase E-Poll books for each precinct in preparation for the next election. Paper books will no longer be used at poll sites.
Metcalfe County Clerk Shannon Fields explained to the court that E-Books would need to be purchased to comply with state election requirements and presented the members with the most acceptable quote from knowINK for a total of $33,280. This includes 19 I-pads with accessories, 19 receipt printers and rolls of receipt paper, wireless data activation per election, and yearly fees. The ePulse one-year connection fee is free for the first year.
Fields noted that the county would be reimbursed by the state for the purchase of the 19 I-pads and 19 receipt printers which total $32,250.
Also, not included in the previously mentioned totals are the costs for software licenses and maintenance fees totaling $5,530 and optional equipment warranties from knowINK totaling $2,280.
After a brief discussion, magistrate Daniel Bragg made a motion to accept the purchase which was seconded by magistrate Harvey Hawkins. The motion passed unanimously.
With no other business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.