KEYSER - The employees in the Keyser City Office will soon be receiving some new, larger computer monitors and a new computer to replace an outdated one that is still running a 17-year-old operating system.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The employees in the Keyser City Office will soon be receiving some new, larger computer monitors and a new computer to replace an outdated one that is still running a 17-year-old operating system.
The Keyser City Council voted 4-1 during their last meeting to replace four small monitors with larger, easier-to-see models, and “a real old computer at the counter that is running Windows XP,” according to city administrator Buck Eagle.
Microsoft Windows XP was released in 2001, and at least five upgraded systems have been released since then.
Eagle said replacement of the old computer and the four monitors were priority on the technological needs in the office.
“There are others that need replaced, but I’m looking at the critical needs right  now,” he said.
He gave the cost to replace the equipment at $1,715.
Council member Eric Murphy said, however, he felt there were places they could get cheaper computers.
“My only question is, as usual, do we have the money to do it?” Terry Liller asked.
It was finance commissioner Mike Ryan who made the motion to make the purchase, however, and Liller seconded it.
The motion passed 4-1, with William Zacot voting against.