The Village of L’Anse is spending $25,000 to update its accounting system.
The village council approved the move last night, which was forced on the village because of an upcoming computer operating system update that will render its current program obsolete. The owner of the company that provided the current system recently passed away, and no more revisions are being written.
The village is also investing $4,800 in water testing equipment. That’s needed for new quality checks mandated by the state that must be run every two weeks. The village is currently using a private lab in Amasa, at a cost of $2,000 per year, and the samples must be hand-delivered.
An investigation continues to try to find out why a recent five-minute planned maintenance power outage turned into a two-hour shutdown for the northern portion of the village.
Village Manager Bob LaFave told the council that the new solar project is 90 percent subscribed. It will be ready to go online as soon as it passes a final electrical inspection.