By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
Infrastructure equipment in Seward County’s information technology (IT) server room takes the temperature to what IT director Mark Rohlf calls a dangerous level.
Rohlf said the room, however, was not initially intended to be the server room.
“We are having to make adjustments as needed,” he said.
To combat the problem, Rohlf is asking the county commission to approve the purchase of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit from a Wichita-based company.
To add to the problem, Rohlf said a new server for the county’s health department will soon be placed in the server room as well.
“(It) will make the room even warmer,” he said.
The bid from Knipp Equipment Inc. of Wichita came in at just under $15,000, and the money would come from the county building fund.
Rohlf said he is recommending the commission approve the bid to help move forward with the proposal, which would provide and install a Mitsubishi split system unit to serve the IT server room.
The bid from Knipp also includes electrical installation, start up and a first year parts and labor warranty.
The county commission’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. today in the commission chambers in the Seward County Administration Building.