Good­man To Delete Face­book Page

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Sally Car­roll

The Good­man City Coun­cil of­fi­cially voted on Tues­day night to per­ma­nently take down the city’s Face­book page.

A state statute re­quires cities to have their Face­book posts archived, should any­one re­quest a copy of posts and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Last month, city clerk Karla McNor­ton told al­der­men that if some­one posts a com­ment on the city’s Face­book page and then deletes it, the city has to make that archived in­for­ma­tion avail­able if some­one re­quests a copy.

Of­fi­cials re­searched com­pa­nies who per­form ar­chiv­ing du­ties for cities. The price tag was $200 a month. McNor­ton told al­der­men the city would have to be­come com­pli­ant with the state statute or delete the page.

While of­fi­cials were weigh­ing in on the sub­ject, the city’s Face­book was tem­po­rar­ily taken down.

On Tues­day night, the city coun­cil voted to forgo so­cial me­dia and save tax­pay­ers $2,400 a year. In other busi­ness:

City Su­per­vi­sor David Brodie said he was pre­par­ing to win­ter­ize the ball­park.

Of­fi­cials learned that the school will move the fire­plug on Whit­more. Its cur­rent lo­ca­tion, at the end of the rail­road tracks, will im­pede bus traf­fic.

McNor­ton said the city of­fice will be closed on Mon­day, Nov. 12, in ob­ser­vance of Vet­er­ans Day.

Of­fi­cials plan to hold the first bud­get meet­ing at 6 p.m. Nov. 21.

Of­fi­cials ap­proved the min­utes of the first Plan­ning and Zon­ing Com­mit­tee meet­ing.

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