The City of Marshalltown utilizes a Municipal Area Network comprised of multiple file servers, accessed by "PC" workstations. The various buildings housing the equipment are connected by a combination of copper and fiber optic cables, and microwave links. Internet broadband access is also provided via a microwave service.
The IS representative is responsible for:
Providing end-user support to the departments
Assisting administration with systems planning and purchasing
Assuring the on-going stability of the network
The network currently has over 100 workstations, 5 file servers, and an IBM e-Series minicomputer.
The City has established a Technical Committee, consisting of employees who represent the departments. The committee works with the IS representative to establish and maintain a long-range systems plan, and to establish priorities within this plan.
Current Technical Committee members are:
Brian DeMoss, Finance Department
Brad Mauseth, Police Department
Michelle Spohnheimer, Housing and Community Development Director