The Town of Thayne is moving forward with plans to purchase iPADs for council members. The goal is for the council to go completely paperless. “One of the things we’ve run into is that some of our council members have no way to access or view electronic documents so sharing documents has become a bit of a nightmare,” said Thayne Mayor Bob King. “This month we had 40 sheet of paper in each council packet and there are five council packets put together for a meeting. So you can see that it doesn’t take very long before we have used a lot of paper and such things.”
According to Mayor King, making the move to paperless will not only reduce the amount of paper the town uses, it will also help to get documents to council members in a timely and efficient manner.
“We can get things out in a hurry and even if a council member is out of town, they can still access the information and respond if they need to,” said King.
A third advantage is the favorable cost of using iPADs, Mayor King said.
“We can get iPADS and the software to create documents, email and such things for a minimal cost,” said King. “It just works really well for the town.”
The Thayne Town Council approved the purchase of four iPADS for its council members for a total price not to exceed $3,000.