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Wharton County Commissioners Court will revisit a sheriff’s department purchase request when they meet Monday.

Tabled two weeks ago, the request is to upgrade department electronic hardware at a cost of $50,000 to $60,000.

At the Feb. 11 meeting, County Judge Phillip Spenrath said funds would come out of the county’s software contingency fund.

At the meeting, it was announced that the WCSO uses Windows 7 and needs to upgrade to Windows 10, making some of the current software obsolete, and the funding for this was not budgeted for Fiscal Year 2019.

The money would come out of the software contingency fund, which has $400,000, according to the county.

Some of the other items the commissioners have on their agenda are foundation repairs to Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 building for approximately $11,000, ratifying repairs to a 2009 Ford F-150 for the county’s drainage department, submitting a WCSO racial profiling report, and extending a 2-4, D application through March 25.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be in the Wharton County Courthouse Annex Building, 309 East Milam, in Wharton.

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