Tyrone's New Open Government

According to the Tyrone web site there was a major upgrade on April 11. Now you can not download anything. Guess that form of open government will keep the citizens informed.

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Submitted by Shaquita on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 5:04am.

At an earlier council meeting this council divided up micromanagement and Tracy Young is in charge of technology. The web site appeared to work until he got involved.

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Submitted by promprinces on Sun, 04/13/2008 - 9:52pm.

I think they have the right idea but the wrong IT person...that being police chief...who was a dispatcher for Fairburn or somewhere...there are many ...good...computer people...I don't think prior knowledge as a ..dispatcher...makes anyone a great one..supposedly he went to college...therefore he was given the job over 20 year veterans who have forgot more than he could ever learn. I think they are letting him do the IT work to show he is worth is salt...they have to...because...they have to justify him in that job. 1. is he a shinning example as to what a Tyrone policeman should look like? Is he muscular? Does he work out? Can he look down and see his gun...or does his ...belly get in the way? Is his Iq up there with the people who were overlooked? And is he level headed...can he tell someone what is going on? or does that person have to question everyone else present to find out..? Then, more than anything, can anyone believe ...his...word...over everyone impartial that is present that say otherwise? Tyrone is a small town...could they be helping a lame duck, or fact duck, cause he is related? He does favor a few.

Submitted by jack-knife on Wed, 04/16/2008 - 10:56am.

what an odd view you have of police officers. I have not seen that many that were as in shape or as muscular as you describe. You also have been tooting Dick Shelly's horn. Me thinks you are related and equally as stable.(or not)

Submitted by PreciousStahr on Tue, 04/15/2008 - 9:19pm.

You sounds just like Oldbeachbear/Suggarfoot/Matildagene.

Submitted by The Shadow on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 9:17am.

Tyrone's Police Chief was a Barry Amos/Old Council appointee. The 2008 Council merely retained him. What makes even less sense is the New Council's rubber stamping of most all Old Council business. Except the firing of Amos, which was a huge improvement. Other than that, they're settled in to support all the old, bad zoning laws. The new officials seems to be taking the attitude that campaign promises are a thing of the past. Apparently, they are now above the citizens, especially Gordon Shenkle. His pompous attitude deserves a take down.

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Submitted by promprinces on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 9:32pm.

the town police chief is in charge of the IT stuff even though Gordon Shenkel and Tracy Young do it for a living and are wizzes at it. He is also doing the posting on line of the web site etc...go figure.

"Tyrone upgrading computer security
Fri, 04/04/2008 - 4:16pmBy: John Thompson
The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night agreed that the town’s compute system needed a better security system.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins told the Town Council that he had been investigating several systems to protect the town’s records from a natural disaster, such as a tornado, or a man-made situation.

In evaluating systems, Perkins said he looked at different options including purchasing servers, but said that option was too expensive. Another option would be manual updates and storing the information off-site, but Perkins said that would use a lot of time.

Instead, Perkins recommended the town store its information online and recommended using the company ElephantDrive.com for online storage. According to amazon.com, the company was founded in 2005 and now uses Amazon’s Simple Storage as its storage solution.

Perkins said the software is easy to use and runs in the background on each computer. The initial price was $700 per year, but after the software was installed Perkins detected a flaw.

“Anybody could view another person’s files on their computer,” he said.

After Perkins contacted the company, the company fixed the issue and dropped the price to $499 a year. The service backups information on up to 20 computers, which Perkins said allows for the town to add a couple more computers on the system in the future.

The Town Council thanked Perkins for his work and agreed to pay for the system starting next year. Perkins said he had enough money in his budget to cover the cost this year.

In other news, the town deferred action on re-keying the administration building. Mayor Don Rehwaldt explained that it was discovered that the old library and town hall were on the same key system and he wanted to limit the number of people who had keys to the building. Rehwaldt said the town should use Best Key to re-key the buildings at a cost of just over $700.

But Councilwoman Grace Caldwell said the information provided to the council was not sufficient for her to vote on the proposal.

“Why don’t you just take the keys away from some people?” she said.

The Town Council agreed to wait until the next meeting to render a decision."

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Tue, 04/15/2008 - 8:09pm.

Tyrone Rumor has it that Dick Shelley would dismiss his lawsuits if he could just get the Chief's Private Download Collection including "Days in Dahlonega".

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Submitted by promprinces on Tue, 04/15/2008 - 8:29pm.

Say it ain't so! I would love to see those "Days in Dahlonega" ! Are they sort of 'Deliverance, or Dueling banjos' or somebody greasing the slide till anyone/thing can slide down?

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Submitted by promprinces on Sun, 04/13/2008 - 9:55pm.


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