Mason City Council approves downtown technology agreement
After two weeks of contemplation, a technology agreement has been reached.
The Mason City Council approved an agreement with Sector LLC, for SMARTcity and SAFEcity solutions at its Tuesday night meeting. The technology agreement was tabled at the May 3 meeting to allow the council members more time to study it.
SMARTcity, the Wi-Fi addition, is an amenity to the downtown area and will produce more than $500,000 a year in estimated revenue, according to a memorandum from City Administrator Aaron Burnett.
The more people that interact with the Wi-Fi service and receive advertisements, the more funds the city receives. Burnett wrote that this will be a great source of revenue for downtown events and improvements.