City approves spending for computer system improvements

2013-08-12T00:00:00Z City approves spending for computer system improvementsGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 

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.

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