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JPs Approve Expenditure For New Website


Quorum Court members authorized expenditures last week that will enhance Stone County’s presence in the cyber world.

Last month the court approved an allocation of some $2,400 for computer tablets they will use for official county business. The most recent authorization clears the way for $5,000 for the development of a new county website and $2,500 in annual maintenance fees for the new site.

County Maintenance IT Director Joey Burnett has encouraged the court to consider options for a new website simultaneously as they purchase the tablets. Transitioning both at the same time creates a more seamless scenario, he said.

Burnett said the county’s current website was developed as long as 15 years ago and provides one-way communication only. A new more “interactive” site will allow residents to pay taxes and other fees, search records, and other services.

“It just makes a lot of sense to do it this way,” Burnett said. The process could take several months.

Read the full story in the Feb. 16 issue.

Mountain View AR, Stone County Leader, county government


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