Thursday, August 11, 2016

Franklin County commissioners getting bigger ipads

                Franklin County commissioners are upgrading their ipads.

Commissioners began using ipads in 2011 as a step toward moving to a paperless meeting format.

Buying the ipads has turned out to be a good investment.

Not only has it saved money on paper, but it has also made it easier for the public to have access to county records since many of the reports that were once printed out are now available as pdf files.

But it turns out the ipads 9.7 inch screens are a little difficult to see clearly so commissioners voted last week to spring for the newer ipad pros which have a 12.9 inch screen.

The ipads will cost about 830 dollars each, though some of that cost will be offset by auctioning off the older IPads.