County may hire consultant for IT department
County back to drawing board for technology director job
"My feeling is there is very little accountability with a consultant if they're just coming in and consulting and doing things on a part-time basis," Phillips said. "You would not have that issue if you had a full-time IT director."
Phillips said the technology committee has trimmed its budget and is no longer paying a
She also claimed the county already has two IT consultants working part time, which technology committee chairman
"Do we really need another consultant?" she asked.
The concerns were heard, but the committee still voted, 6-0, to approve the contract with Peterson.
"I think this will give the county flexibility and allows us to save money by not having someone full time," Welter said following the meeting. "Hopefully, it will help us streamline some of our processes as well."
According to the most recent draft of the agreement, Peterson would work no more than 96 hours a month at a price of
The initial contract would expire in six months, during which time Peterson would oversee the technology department's budget and special projects and help make processes and procedures within the department more efficient.
He also would be on call in case one of the current technology employees needed time off.
There would be no changes in management with the addition of
The contract will go before the full
It was tabled during this month's board meeting, after the technology committee decided it needed more discussion.
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