The Franklin County Commission has recently switched to a paperless method of conducting its meetings.

Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this will result in much savings for the county because it will cut down on the cost of ink and paper.

Previously, the county commissioners would get thick agenda packets of information with lengthy documents such as contracts.

Now all of the information is viewed on computers.

This is a much more efficient way of conducting meetings, Griesheimer added.

This way, the documents are easier to scroll through. Members of the audience can also follow along with the meetings by viewing the action on a large projector screen behind the commissioners.

“It’s working great,” Griesheimer said.

The cost of the system is $350 a month paid to the service provider IQM2 of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., said County Clerk Debbie Door.

She said she is paying for the system out of her elections services fund.

Griesheimer also thanked County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons for providing the commissioners with the computers that work with the system.