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.
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