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County takes first step in buying iPads for board, new closed session policy

Going paperless could save more than $2,000 in postage per year

9:58 PM, Sep. 4, 2013
Brad Karger Brad Karger Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger
Brad Karger Brad Karger Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger
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The 38-member Marathon County Board might soon go paperless - trading in stuffed binders and packets for iPads - a $15,200 initial cost that could save more than $2,000 in postage and 27,000 sheets of paper per year.

The county Executive Committee unanimously recommended Wednesday that the County Board approve the iPad purchases during its Sept. 17 meeting.

In addition to the savings in postage and paper, according to county calculations, the iPads would save more than 60 hours of clerical time a year in preparing mailings and making copies for the meeting packets. Information about how ...

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