Years of unpaid software licensing fees have rung up a big bill for the town.
The fees, totaling $1.3 million, will be paid in three installments. Top town officials first learned about the accumulated unpaid fees last August, when the Information Technology Department sought a price quote to update software licensing. It was discovered the inventory of devices needing the update was much larger than expected.
“We consider this a very serious issue, and we are taking appropriate steps to make sure the proper controls are in place,” First Selectman Michael Tetreau said.
The $1.3 million will cover software upgrades for the next three years, Mayer said.