The Westborough Department of Public Works will use eight of 22 laptop computers -- each about five years old -- donated by a Washington Street energy efficiency firm, in the field, town MIS/GIS Director Mark Stockman says.
Of the remaining 14 laptops donated by the Conservation Services Group, "some will replace some of our older computers, and some will be used for some new purpose," Stockman told selectmen Tuesday night.
Selectmen voted unanimously to accept the donation and to send the firm a thank you letter.
The Conservation Services Group is headquartered at 50 Washington St., Suite 3000.
Each of the laptops targeted for the DPW "can be turned into a tablet" for that department's use, Stockman said.
Stockman said the donation happened after a Conservation Services Group information technology employee told him the firm was "looking to get rid of some IT equipment."
Selectmen Vice Chairman Ian Johnson said representatives of the firm had met with the Westborough Economic Development Committee.
The computer donation is "just another indication of the work they've done," Johnson said.