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City Council Minutes

July 30, 2012
 

The City Council met in a special session on Monday, July 30, 2012 in Council Chambers.  A motion by Commissioner Hanson to hold a special session was seconded and approved unanimously. A notice of the meeting was published in the local newspapers late last week. A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Those Commissioners in attendance were Commissioners Vickers, Sydnor, Saunders, Thomas, and Hanson.

Old Business

Approve Ordinance 1025 to amend water, sewer service and disposal rates-The Council held a first reading on July 23, 2012.  Neither the sewer service rate nor the disposal rates are changing. The only change is in Section 18-1 (Water Service Rates). This has been incorporated into the City's budget for 2013. The last time the rates were changed was in 2008. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Ordinance 1025 was seconded and approved unanimously.

New Business

Discussion and approval of new financial software package for the City Hall-Ed Kinnamon reported that City Hall started having issues with their software program in March 2012 or earlier. To date, the programmers have not been able to correct the various ongoing errors. Mr. Kinnamon contacted a representative from New World Systems to give him a demonstration of their program which is much more up-to-date than what City Hall uses today. The representative then spoke with the City Hall staff to explain what his product can do for Cambridge.  Mr. Kinnamon contacted other municipalities and counties where this product is already in place and has received positive comments. Ned Curley, the representative from New World Systems, made a presentation to the Finance Committee last week. Tonight he made a presentation to the Council and the public. He said his organization is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software company that does only state and local governments. They currently have 1200 installs in 48 states. They are the largest privately-held ERP solution in the industry. Their system is Microsoft based.  If the Council decides to purchase this system immediately, they can be up and running in September. Because this is a license and service agreement, it would not constitute a capital item; therefore, the bidding process is not required. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to move forward as soon as possible was seconded and approved unanimously. 

Additional Items by Council

Computer Server-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the purchase of a server up to $25,000 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Traffic & Safety Committee Recommendation-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to accept the Committee's recommendation to install a street light on the second Delmarva Power pole on the left side of Cross Street was seconded and approved unanimously.

A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to adjourn the meeting was seconded and approved unanimously. With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at  7:00 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, July 30, 2012, insofar as I personally am aware.

                                                                                                                                Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk & Treasurer