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Platteville council votes $5,800 to address connectivity problems
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The Platteville Common Council voted May 14 to spend $5,800 to find out why city computers are having connection problems.

City Manager Larry Bierke said the city has had computer problems in the Municipal Building and the EMS building.

“It’s affecting our employees’ productivity and impacting city government,” said Bierke.

Bierke said the city’s information technology vendor, Applied Micro Technologies, has restored connectivity, but the problem has been resurfacing each time.

The city will hire Compunet of Minneapolis to evaluate its computer system. Compunet works with the Platteville School District and UW–Platteville’s Rountree Commons.

Bierke said he wanted to use a consultant who was not familiar with the city’s computer system.

The council’s 6–0 included a waiver of city policy to solicit bids for any project of more than $5,000.