Ottawa County administrators have proposed developing an information technology department that could possibly benefit several organizations throughout the county.
"We're looking to see if it makes sense to combine the technology department and put it under one roof," said County Administrator Jere Witt. "We want to see if there's enough interest."
The Ottawa County Courthouse has a full-time and a part-time maintenance person, which provides services for the building. The advantage of forming a countywide IT department would be efficiency, Witt said.
The county also needs to consider whether an IT department would be financially feasible, Witt said.