Auditor waives $1.2M in computer fees for local governments


Nearly 2,000 local governments across Ohio will save $1.2 million in computer fees during the next year, Auditor of State Dave Yost said in announcing the fee holiday.

The 1,972 clients of the Uniform Accounting Network will not be required to pay the $50 monthly fee for hardware maintenance for the next year because the auditor’s office was able to obtain prices below what was anticipated through competitive bidding and buying in volume.

“Saving a township, village, library or other government client $600 a year may not sound like much to some people, but I’ve witnessed how far local officials can stretch a buck, and $600 will be put to good use across this state,” Yost said. “That $600 can be used to pay a bill, make a repair, buy a piece of office equipment, some books or other supplies. I’d rather keep the $600 in the bank accounts of the local communities than send it to the state.”

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