Township approves funds for search system updates

Logan Township will pay $4,000 to General Code Publishers, an informational management company, for updates to a search system for online ordinances.

The company’s work is designed to make it easier to find specific information within the township’s code of ordinances in addition to keeping online ordinances up to date.

In addition to helping the public, the improvements should be beneficial to developers thinking about a business for the township, supervisors Chairman Jim Patterson said.

Patterson also suggested looking into the purchase of notebook computers or iPads for supervisors to have easy access to the township’s information and for communication.

When the township moved to its new building on Chief Logan Circle, the public meeting room included a laptop computer and hook-up for each supervisor. But those laptop computers, according to township officials, were later turned over to staff members in need of replacement computers.

Patterson said he thinks the iPads could also be helpful to supervisors at a township convention.

“It would be just like carrying an iPhone but supersized,” Patterson said.