South Jacksonville’s IT upgrades on hold until records are backed up

By Gary Scott on September 14, 2016 at 7:15am

Proposed IT updates for the Village of South Jacksonville are on hold as issues with the previous system recently emerged.

The top concern for the board is ensuring that all records are properly backed up before switching to a different system.

Prior to last night’s meeting however, the board received a letter from their current IT provider, stating that they “may or may not have a backup.”

Trustee Paula Belobrajdic-Stewart, who originally expressed concern regarding a system backup, explains what the board’s next steps will be.

“What we decided to do tonight in the committee meeting was to find our original agreement, so our office manager is going to look for that, see if anywhere in there (Locis Systems) had said they would do backup for us. Whatever that case may be, turn that over to our attorney, see if Locis is doing everything they had promised us, and if they have and they weren’t supposed to do backups and we were, then we need to see what we need to do,” says Belobrajdic-Stewart.

All trustees were in agreement regarding the importance of the issue in the eyes of the public.

“Definitely we need to make sure that we’re showing the public that we understand any records that we have here are extremely important and we’re going to handle that as such and we’ll make sure that we do our due diligence. We’ll look for the agreement, it’ll go to our attorney, then the attorney will report back to us what he thinks our next steps should be. I think the Board is also going to be ready to vote to bring this third party in to get (the system) backed up so the records we currently have are protected, and that’s obviously just as important as retaining past records,” Stewart explains.

Details on the golf cart ordinance and adjusting the compensation of trustees were also reviewed.