Florence County council in favor of new IT plan

Florence County council in favor of new IT plan

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Florence County council members have voted to upgrade its IT plan. The update could cost nearly $7 million.

Thursday, the first reading was passed for the plan. The plan needs to pass three readings before it is approved.

"We recognized that there is a critical need to upgrade [the system] to increase security," said council member Jason Springs.

"There is a funding deficit. We have challenged our staff to find a way to do so efficiently and at a low cost," he added.

Springs said he hopes to see a plan implemented by early spring.

"Council has been struggling for 10 years with this issue," he said.

Less than a year ago, Bill Griffenberg, the county's chief information officer, was hired to assess the system.

The council will meet January 15 to discuss the plan in its second reading.

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