NARROWSBURG – The Town of Tusten, NY implemented new municipal software to increase local government efficiency and public transparency with funding from the Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) Fiscal Year 2019 Technical Assistance Grants program.
The “BoardDocs” Municipal Organizer/Planner Software cloud-based technology supplied by Emerald Data Solutions, Inc. of Boston, MA aims to benefit governmental administration and the ease of public access to information.
Tusten Town Council members and the public are now able to access agendas and documents on a Meeting Dashboard through the Internet and the town’s website (www.TownofTusten.org) in a timelier fashion.
It has streamlined the minutes editing process to the extent that the Town Clerk is able to post most minutes within hours of the board meetings. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by date or using the system’s Search feature. The software also includes a Policy Development and Publication feature.
A payment of $5,000 was approved on August 27. The total cost of the software package plan was $5,821.92.
The UDC approved four Fiscal Year 2019 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) totaling $11,387 on Oct. 4. The deadline for project completions was Aug. 30.
Since its inception in 1988, the UDC has awarded a cumulative total of $868,575 to fund 253 projects through the TAG program. The planning-oriented grants are available competitively to the UDC’s 13 member towns and townships, and five encompassing county governments in NY and PA.
Please visit the Grants Program page at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org for information.