MANSFIELD — Improving technology was the primary topic for Richland County commissioners on Thursday.
Commissioners approved a contract with Schneider Geospatial that will allow residents and businesses to soon use an online portal to complete and file permits for various county departments.
They also approved a contract with Inspiron Logistics to provide emergency and even more routine messages to Richland County residents via text messages, emails and even voice messaging phone calls.
The decisions came during a meeting with county Auditor Pat Dropsey and officials in his IT department.
Commissioner Tony Vero said the decisions continue an effort to upgrade the county’s technology infrastructure, including a newly renovated 9-1-1 communications center.
“We hope Richland County residents are satisfied with the continued…