The Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Thursday to have the Maine-based accounting and consulting firm currently developing a five-year strategic technology assessment to determine what software would be needed to make county government contracts and expenditures available online in the future.
Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier, R-District 1, asked commissioners to consider the proposal in an effort to make more government information available to the public. BerryDunn is now working to provide the county with a list of technology projects and initiatives, prioritizing that project and initiative list and developing a strategic technology plan.
BerryDunn will provide the county with information about the cost of making contracts and county expenditures available online sometime before the board approves the Fiscal Year 2015 budget in May, according to Roberta Windham, the county's public information officer.
Commissioner Haven Shoemaker, R-District 2, did not attend Thursday's meeting and could not vote on the proposal.