Tri States Public Radio Staff
Vote Expected Thursday
Sun April 15, 2012
Keokuk Ready To Purchase iPads
The Keokuk City Council is ready to take the leap and go paperless. The panel has reached a consensus to purchase 13 iPad 2’s for use during meetings.
City Clerk Barb Barnes says they should cost about $400 each, so the total price tag would be about $5,200.
The 13 iPads would be provided to each of the nine city council members along with Barnes, Mayor Tom Marion, Community Development Director Pam Broomhall and Public Works Director Mark Bousselot.
1st Ward Alderman Mike O’Connor says the devices would be a good investment that would pay for themselves in time and the printing of documents.
Keokuk prints at least 400 pages each month for city council meetings.
Training sessions would be held to make sure members of the city council know how to use their I-Pad.
Keokuk is looking to sell two pieces of property.
The city received a home at 2018 Missouri Street as a donation. In turn, it will sell the property for a minimal amount to God’s Way Christian Center for use as a single family homeless shelter.
Keokuk has also been cleared to sell a small piece of land at 1901 Main Street. Community Development Director Pam Broomhall says the site of a former gas station has received environmental clearance to be developed.
Keokuk is building another disc golf course.
The 9-hole course at Tolmie Park will be shorter than the current course at Rand Park.
Public Works Director Mark Bousselot says the longest hole will be about 270’. He says the new course would target younger players or newcomers to the sport.