Carroll County Board Now Has iPads, Thanks to Anonymous Donor
By MICHAEL MILLER | For The Prairie Advocate News
An anonymous donor has given $5,000.00 to the Carroll County Board which has gone to the purchase of 11 iPad devices (plus cases and keyboards) for the members, County Administrator Mike Doty said Friday.
The donor wanted to help out the County in some way, and thanks to research done by Carroll County Clerk and Recorder Brian Woessner, the funds went toward the devices which, according to Doty, will greatly help in reducing the massive amount of paperwork resulting from the requirement of distributing the very lengthy County Board minutes. Doty says the iPads create a valuable resource for the Board, adding that they’ve already used the devices to access Google Earth in the boardroom and will be able to make notes, receive emails and access archived City information such as codes, etc.
Doty says this is a great way to cut down on the paperwork and “didn’t cost the taxpayers a penny.”
Editor's Note: Though it is a nice gesture, it is illegal for a government body or its members to accept gifts having more than a trifling value. The PA discovered the donor and thinks that this is a purely altruistic donation that will help our County function more efficiently. If you have questions, please call Mike Doty at the Carroll County Courthouse.