City must preserve data

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Andalusia City Council agreed to spend $33,000 from its contingency fund to purchase additional disk space for digital storage.

“We are close to being maxed out,” City Clerk John Thompson said. “We are close to being critical with it.”

The back-up system will store emails and other documents for the whole city.

Mayor Earl Johnson explained that cities are required by statute to retain documents.

“There is a very strict protocol,” he said.

The council also agreed to spend up to $16,000 for a new maintenance vehicle from state surplus. The vehicle will replace a 1996 vehicle.