Officials working in the Elk County Sheriff's Office will soon have an easier time thanks to the addition of state-of-the-art software.
Commissioners signed an agreement Tuesday morning with Teleosoft, Inc. for improvements to the sheriff's office totaling $18,900.
"I extend my appreciation to the commissioners for the approval of this contract," said Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg. "We're replacing software in our office that is actually DOS-based, pretty much nearly 28 years old.
"It was getting to the point where we couldn't even function as far as our billing in our accounting services goes, so this will streamline things immensely."
According to Krieg, county officials had a prior agreement with another company, but the owner and operator died.
"We then did further research and found that Teleosoft is actually about $6,000 to $8,000 cheaper than what we originally thought we'd have to purchase," Krieg said. "In addition, it will also allow us to do our own deeds and we'll transfer to the new receivers and such, and that'll save us $100 a deed that had formerly gone to the solicitor.
"That can go toward the yearly upkeep that I believe is in the neighborhood of $2,000 to maintain the software. We're excited and it should be in place by the end of the year."
Pick up a copy of the Wednesday, July 20, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.