Sidney will save some trees and staff time by implementing new technology in the council chamber.
The town will provide a mid-range iPad with two-year warranty and keypad to councillors and senior staff. Sidney will purchase a dozen of the tablets, as the mayor already uses one, at a cost of $850 each. Support and licensing is $4,800. The funds will come from the computer equipment replacement reserve fund for 2012.
The town anticipates the tablets will recoup their costs in a year, with savings on paper and staff time creating agendas and background packages for committee and council meetings.