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Here’s The Scoop…Granicus Was A 60 Grand….. Idea….

WELL IT LOOKED GOOD ON PAPER….

A little over a year ago on July 24,2007….we had another Town Clerk…a real whiz…a real loss…(just look at her minutes…and compare)……

She explained the wonders of GRANICUS…it sliced…it diced…it would give us webcast on the internet…provide us the agenda…all backup …the minutes…and public access to view the meetings live or later…

Mayor Parker did not believe….and did not like the price tag…

The Clerk said the program was all inclusive….and everything would be uploaded together….

AND the icing on the cake…..

The Town Manager told us that with the use of this program we would save close to $60,000 a year…by using it to replace a Deputy Town Clerk…. HMMM……

The Town Attorney questioned as to the source of the funds…and whether a budget amendment would be required….DETAILS….DETAILS….

The Town Manager indicated budget amendments would be made within General Funds from salary savings and/or Professional Services where there was a surplus at the time…AHHH…..creative shuffling of funds….

The Mayor decided to go for it with the rest of the Commission to save the Town money…YEA!….

It passed 5-0….. LBTS IS GOING TECH….

A little over a year later….

Several of the Commissioners are grumbling with trying to use the program….NOT HAPPY CAMPERS….

Back-up materials are not available for all…just the commission …. on the site…due…. we were informed ….to it being too costly…. ALL INCLUSIVE…MEANT ….READ THE FINE PRINT…

On the Town Hall Job board a post for a clerical position…to sit at the front desk…where Nikki used to sit…

Where did Nikki go?….

Nikki now works with June…our Town Clerk!…

Now ….that sounds like a Deputy Town Clerk…to this writer… title or no title….YIKES!….

http://www.granicus.com/Streaming-Media-Government.aspx

more to come……..

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