The City Council voted 6-1 today to spend up to $112,000 to create a Wi-Fi network downtown. Councilman Philip Isley was the lone councilor to vote no.
The vote allows City Manager Russell Allen to negotiate a contract with WindChannel.
Once it's up and running, the Wi-Fi network is expected to cost about $21,000 annually to maintain.
Isley quetioned whether there was any reason that the city needed to move ahead with the network now.
"We certainly could not do this ... we just think this will set the stage for the success of downtown," Allen said.