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.