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Helwig retires as Niagara County IT director

LOCKPORT – Niagara County is looking for a new information technology director, as Larry L. Helwig said Wednesday that he intends to retire during the first week of August.

Helwig, 64, has been the county’s computer guru since January 1998, when the job was called central data processing director.

Helwig said he will take part in the interviewing of candidates to succeed him. Applications will be accepted until July 22. The county has posted the job with a salary range of $77,483 to $96,774.

If the job isn’t filled by the time Helwig steps down, deputy director Larry V. Sandonato will take over.

Helwig, who also is a Wheatfield town councilman, said his wife Marianne, a teacher aide at Niagara-Wheatfield Central School, also retired this summer. “We have grandkids and things to do,” he said.