BLC, HP plan to share IT services

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A partnership to provide support for information technology [IT] for the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County has been initiated.

At its regular meeting June 23, Big Lakes council approved an Inter-municipal Collaborative Framework [ICF] agreement with High Prairie to add inter-municipal IT services.

Big Lakes council approved a second IT technician position to be funded from the operating contingency reserve for the remainder of 2021 and the regular operating budget for subsequent years.

“I know IT is the thing of the future,” High Prairie East – Banana Belt Councillor Don Charrois says.

“We have no choice but to support the IT.”

IT administrator Balaji Selvaraj says the recommendations to Big Lakes and High Prairie councils came from an inter-municipal committee meeting May 10.

Total cost of the agreement is $100,000 annually.

The agreement includes $19,000 of expenses that are already approved in the Big Lakes 2021 final budget. The net new budget request is $81,000, Selvaraj wrote in his report to council.

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