Pella Chronicle

June 17, 2013

County seeks to upgrade IT services

By Steve Woodhouse
The Chronicle

Knoxville — As Marion County government grows increasingly dependent upon its electronic and computer infrastructure, the Board of Supervisors believes it is necessary to upgrade its Information Technology (IT) service. 

A review of the system was ordered and a recommendation was made to improve service. This may lead to the addition of an IT employee. 

"It seems to warrant a professional IT position," Supervisor Mark Raymie said this morning. 

Individual departments already factor in costs to service their IT equipment into their budgets. The County may move to shared services. Raymie said this might better allocate costs and better benefit Marion County. A professional IT person on staff could also help guide the County through future changes to records management, as things move to be more digital. 

"We expect to see long-term benefits," Supervisor Craig Agan added. 

Official action was taken to accept the recommendation to upgrade IT services. The County's human resources office is expected to move forward with the process of hiring or retaining an IT professional or company.