Vice-Chairman Lucas Chesnut conducted the meeting, as Chair Bob Brame was absent. He said that he met with Brame and fellow Commissioner Sharon Butts to discuss the best way to create a framework of the website to build upon.
Butts said that she spoke with the company responsible for the Website for the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission. She said that the firm quoted a price of $3,500 to build the site, which she categorized as a “low quote.”
“If we can get it for free, that would be better,” said Butts. “The State does websites for city and county governments. The only cost would be for me to go to Frankfort for one day of training. We could save $3,000 and do this for free.”
Chesnut said that though he liked the idea of including students in Trigg County High School for educational purposes, he worried about the time sensitivity of the project. He proposed proceeding with the state project, while allowing students to add future updates and additions under Butts’ supervision.
Commissioner Matt Ladd, who works as Facilities Manager for Trigg County Schools asked if the site would be independent from the City of Cadiz Website. Butts said that it would.
Chesnut noted that the project could be done privately by the Planning Commission with outside contractors, by the state or by students.
“I’d prefer a mix of the state and students,” said Ladd. “I don’t mind to see the school helping, but would hate it to be the student’s sole responsibility, as a mistake could cost $200-$300.”
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