CALUMET CITY | Calumet City officials approved to a pair of expenditures for improvements to the city government's computer system.
The City Council voted 7-0 in favor of an agreement with SunGard Public Sector of Lake Mary, Fla., to purchase and install a data backup solution for the city’s computer server.
The purchase, which will cost $2,066, is meant to “ensure the integrity of the system and to prevent a possible loss of data caused by a system crash or other fatal error,” city Professional Standards Director Rochelle Jackson said in a memorandum to the City Council.
Also approved was a five-year contract with Firehouse Software, of Urbandale, Iowa, for the hosting of data and technology support. The contract will cost the city $5,866 per year. The council’s vote approves the first year’s payment.
In other business, aldermen approved to a $6,700 payment to Hammond-based Neighborhoods Inc. to organize the Calumet City Dog Walk event, which has taken place the past nine years.
In past years, the event has given local residents a chance to show off their pets, with prizes awarded in various categories. The Police Department also has done demonstrations with their K-9 units.
The council also gave its approval to several payments to Calumet City Plumbing.
An emergency sewer repair at 645 State St., cost $7,421, while another repair at 512, 516 and 518 State St. cost $13,134. The installation of a six-inch water main running east and west along State Street cost the city $,7,600.