Invest In IT, Watertown City Officials Advised

Invest In IT, Watertown City Officials Advised

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The city of Watertown's IT department needs more help.

That was from IT chief David Wurzburg Thursday night as lawmakers continued their efforts to pair down what started as a proposed tax rate increase for 2018-2019 of nearly 9 percent.

"We're doing way too many things okay versus doing fewer things excellently," Wurzburg told city council member.

Wurzburg says his team has been so busy putting out proverbial fires that they haven't had much time to focus on the project agenda.  

Wurzburg says he wants to hire another IT specialist to help the department as well as budget for a citywide email server that could cost up to $90,000.

"I think for a long time our city government has put IT on the back burner," council member Ryan Henry-Wilkinson said, "and with the upcoming budget, we're trying to address that and make IT a priority again."

Henry-Wilkinson and other council members agree that the IT department's expenses will be accounted for in the upcoming budget.

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