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After months of sometimes heated debate, the Town of Lewiston has agreed to hire KVS Software of Williamsville to upgrade the town's computer software package and train employees.

The $45,000 bid is contingent on negotiations but has been accepted by the board.

Approval came this month after the board met in a work session with KVS, which lowered its original bid of $52,000 to $45,000 by taking some of the training out of the package that the board considered unnecessary.

Finance Officer Edward E. Evert had spent 18 months researching the project before bringing it to the board and was anxious to see the system, installed in the 1980s, updated.

Supervisor Sandra J. Maslen said the money had been put aside for the upgrade and was needed to prepare monthly reports required by the state.

She said KVS had the experience, longevity and reputation in the field and experience with other towns in New York State.

In another matter, the board will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. today on sewer fees for non-users.

The non-user fees would be nominal and would help to pay for maintainence.

The board also will hold a work session at 7:30 p.m. June 27 to discuss insurance matters.

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