Kent County Moves Website In-House

Kent County Commissioners have decided to cut ties with its website provider and purchase all of the rights to bring its website in-house.

From the MyEasternShoreMD.com article:

After well over a decade, the county has severed ties with website provider Chesapeake Bay Internet Associates. At their meeting Tuesday, May 13, the Kent County Commissioners voted to use $55,000 from the 2014 contingency fund to purchase all rights to the online venue.

“We plan to take over the website and bring it in-house,” said County Administrator Ernie Crofoot.

During the time CBIA was involved, the county never put a website contract out for competitive bid. In 2010, CBIA owner Michael Wootton said the cost of county-related websites was about $40,000 per year.

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