The Todd County Fiscal Court has decided to do some further investigation into efforts to obtain a new server for Todd County Dispatch following a discussion at its meeting Friday.
"We're going to do something," said Todd County Judge-Executive Todd Mansfield of the server he described as old and outdated. "We just don't know what yet."
Dispatch Director Tammy Dailey discussed her request for upgrades with the court, and the court was also able to talk by speakerphone with Nick Brown, a representative of Computer Information Systems, an Illinois company that provided information about its system.
That company provided a quote of $10,798 for its back-up server system, although the court took no action on the matter after discussions broached the possibility of a cloud-based system.
Mansfield noted that a cloud-based back-up system could be less costly and provide more storage space, and magistrates wanted to look into the matter before agreeing on a system.
A cloud-based system will provide storage space at another location utilizing the internet or "you can have a system sitting in your building that can store information," Mansfield said.
He said the dispatch upgrades will be discussed again at the court's next meeting.
Magistrates also approved on second reading a measure that will allow the newly-formed Todd County Natural Gas District to add up to four Clarksville members to its board.
Mansfield noted that, with that approval, he will be awaiting a proposal from Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts of the four people to fill those roles on the natural gas district board.
Mansfield said he hopes the new district, which is in the planning stages will work.
He believes that it will provide Todd County with infrastructure that will be needed in the future, not only for industry, but also for local residents and farmers who can use the gas.
"On the surface, it seems like it will be a feasible product," Mansfield said. "As the judge of Todd County, I hope that it will be feasible."
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Mansfield said parts of Elkton and Guthrie and people along Kentucky 181 from Elkton to North Todd Elementary School and from Elkton to South Todd Elementary School have access to natural gas now, leaving Trenton and local farmers with their large grain bins without it.
He considered the wide availability of electricity and water by comparison.
"Everywhere you go, you have access," he noted of those utilities. "At some point we hope that natural gas is going to be (like that). If you want it, you can have it.
The court's next meetings are slated for 9 a.m. Nov. 22 and Dec. 13 at the Todd County Courthouse.
In other business
• The court approved with two stipulations a request from Todd County Schools to do snow removal for the parking lots of the North Todd and South Todd elementary schools, Todd County Middle School and Todd County Central High School. Stipulations note that county roads will be a priority and that the county will recoup the cost of removing the snow from those parking lots from the school system.
• Jeff Penick, the jailer for Todd County, reported that the Todd County Detention Center has 136 inmates including 113 state inmates and 23 county inmates. Additionally, jail revenues for October were $119,029.32. Revenue is derived from housing of the state inmates.
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