Study Session - Ashland Fiber Network Options Committee Report
|Meeting Date:||November 29, 2005||Primary Staff Contact:||Lee Tuneberg|
|Contributing Departments:||Secondary Staff Contact:|
|Estimate Time:||60 Minutes|
Attached is the report from the Options Committee established in July to consider alternatives provided by Council for the future operations of the City of Ashland's Fiber-optic Network. Committee members will be in attendance to provide input and answer questions.
The attached report provides an overview of AFN's history and interesting insight into the review process and analysis. We thank them for their willingness and dedication through this process to work on difficult issues, asking even more difficult questions in order to provide Council with critical information regarding the City's options.
Staff has worked with the six-member panel providing support to comply with open meetings and records laws. Minutes have been take and circulated and all information requested was drawn from archives or created after research to assist the committee with their charge.
Also attached is a memo from staff making a recommendation to proceed with hiring a Technology Director.
|Related City Policies:|
None. This is a study session so no formal action can be taken. Council can direct staff to:
1. Pursue an option, or options, evaluated by the Options Committee.
2. Provide additional information regarding the options evaluated.
3. Schedule this topic for a regular session of the City council so that public input can be obtained prior to directing staff to implement an option, or options.
Council identify additional information needed and direct staff to present it at the December 20, 2005, regular session to allow full discussion and public input.
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