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, and assuring the on-going stability of the network. The network currently has over one hundred workstations, five 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
- Patrick Cornwell, Fire Department
- Phil Grommet, Public Works
- Shari Coughenour, City Clerk
- IS Representative(s)