FF City Council moves to electronic packets [UPDATED]Published 5:05am Monday, June 17, 2013 Updated 7:08am Monday, June 17, 2013
The Fergus Falls City Council will give electronic agenda packets a try for its next regular meeting June 17.
Instead of delivering paper agenda packets to the council prior to meetings, the city would send out the information in PDFs via email. It’s an “inexpensive way to do agenda packets,” City Administrator Mark Sievert said at the Public Works and Safety Committee meeting Wednesday.
“We figured that’s an easy way to get started,” Sievert said.
The committee agreed to give the new agenda system a try for the next council meeting.
“I say we just jump right into it,” committee member Tim Rundquist said.
Paperless agendas would eliminate the delivering process for public works staff. However, council members would still have hard copies of agendas at their seats in council chambers during the meeting.
Agenda viewing for the general public would remain the same. The city will start with the agenda piece, but it’s also looking into other improvements within the council chambers. Those include installing wireless Internet, putting in electrical outlets underneath each council seat, addressing sound system issues and getting netbooks or iPads for council members that could be used at meetings and for city business at home.