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Chestertown’s IT Study Group


Thursday, June 27, 2024| 1:00pm

Chestertown Town Hall, 2nd Floor

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call of Members for Quorum and Visitors for Attendance Records
  3. Old Business
    1. Open to Discussion about anything from past meetings
  4. New Business
    1. Review Strategic Planning language from the Town
      1. The town has expressed interest in implementing a MESH network as part of its long-term technology strategy. The town council still needs to supply the language. I’ll ask for it again.
    2. Sub-Committees Report
      1. Mary Alice:
        Scheduling a visit to Westminster in the next couple of weeks and meeting with their IT Team to gather essential data, including implementation project plans, schedules, cost sheets, vendor information, fundraising strategies, long-term equipment support and maintenance expenses/budgets, staff hiring and time allocations (during the project and as support long-term), and potential challenges.
      2. Scott:
        Review and investigate the cell phone tower situation to ensure connectivity for our community and visitors. This includes understanding the tower’s capacity, potential improvements, timelines for enhancements, cooperation from major carriers, required technologies, and associated costs.
    3. Fast-track the Group’s recommendation for using ARPA funds.
      1. Our primary focus for the summer is to gather this information comprehensively and formulate a recommendation, complete with a budget proposal for the $250,000 ARPA grant, to present to the Town Council in September.
      2. Document Tasks, Timelines, and Owners
    4. Open to discussion for any additional business
  5. Requests from the Public to be recognized.
  6. Adjournment
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