County Mulling Options On Copier Contract

County Mulling Options On Copier Contract

Johnson County's Commissioners will have to decide what to do with a copier now that the lease contract is up on the machine, and the leasing company wants it shipped to a warehouse location in Washington State.

County Clerk Vicki Edelman, explained to the commissioners that the previous County Clerk had signed a five-year contract with Capital Business Systems Inc. for the copier, which has since expired, and that she had decided not to renew the contract. She told the company the county was not interested in buying the machine, and the company said she should send it back, which she initially agreed to, thinking it would need to be sent to Casper or Cheyenne, where the company has offices located.

Edelman has since been informed by the company of the process invovled in sending the machine back, and she explained the issue.

The choices for what to do with the copier are to send it back to Washington State by special freight truck, which may cost close to the same amount as the roughly $650 needed to buy it outright; paying for the machine and then selling it; or paying it off and finding another county office that may need a copier.

County Deputy Attorney Barry Crago will review the lease contract and contact Capital Business Systems to see if there are any other options that may work for both the county and the company.
He is expected to report back to the commissioners on what he discovers at a future meeting.

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