CEDAR POINT — One Western Carteret County city plans to purchase new pc gear for city corridor and workers, due to Coronavirus Help, Reduction and Financial Safety Act cash from the federal authorities.
Cedar Level City Administrator David Rief made the announcement Thursday evening throughout the board of commissioners’ month-to-month work session, carried out on Zoom.
In accordance with Mr. Rief, the city is anticipated to obtain $33,273 in CARES Act cash and can spend almost $35,000 on the pc and expertise improve.
After working with distributors, he settled on a three-year settlement with Cisco.
Mr. Rief stated the acquisition ought to enhance stay conferences, when they’re once more potential, and through digital conferences which are needed due to the continued novel coronavirus pandemic.
CARES Act cash is distributed to states, which distribute it to counties, which then distribute it to municipal governments. Carteret County beforehand acquired roughly $1.38 million within the first spherical of allocation from the CARES Act, a greater than $2 trillion invoice handed by Congress in March. These preliminary funds went largely towards expertise upgrades to deliver the county into compliance with COVID-19-related security tips.
The second spherical of CARES Act funding will quickly be distributed to counties, with Carteret County set to obtain an extra $1,348,328.
The state requires counties present 25% of their complete CARES funds to municipalities, so with a complete allocation round $2.7 million, the county’s municipalities are slated to collectively obtain $682,162.
Cedar Level plans to purchase three laptops – the workers has one now, and it’s failing, Mr. Rief stated – and can improve your entire system to reinforce safety and knowledge storage capability. Additionally, Mr. Rief stated the city will put money into a Cisco Meraki distant desktop.
The city’s share of the price of your entire improve will probably be between $1,500 and $1,800, Mr. Rief stated.
Reporter Elise Clouser contributed to this story.
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