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32.0, <br />MOTION: <br />January 23, 1979 - continued <br />RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE COMPUTER SYSTEM CURRENTLY LEASED <br />Finance.Director Art Housler provided a schedule of the proposed funding to purchase the computer <br />systme currently being leased by the City.. He discussed his reasons for recommending this purchase <br />and estimated savings of $50,300 over.the next three years, at the end of which time it may be <br />advisable to sell.the system, and he expecteda resale value at such time of approximatly $12,000 - <br />$14,000. He felt some streamlining was necessary in-house and that it would take 1 1/2 - 2 years to <br />do that. He noted that during the next 2-3 years there will be a lot of changes in computer tech- <br />nology and at -the end of that time the City .should be able to reassess its needs and possibly go to <br />another system. There was a lengthy discussion as to the merits of -this suggestion. The purchase <br />price would be $44,269, including sales tax. He did not feel the City was ready to go to a more <br />advanced system at this time, noting that there have been continued conversions and some of the <br />methodology now being used is from the older systems and not compatible with the current system. It <br />is this type of thing that must be worked out of the system. Councilwoman Allen felt more informa- <br />tion was necessary and that the newer technology should be examined. David Maloney, in the audience, <br />of 18906 92nd W., felt consideration should be given to purchase or lease another system, possibly <br />finding something better at a lower price. He noted the assumption that there will be a market for <br />this system in two or three years and he did not think that was necessarily so. He felt the matter <br />should be given more study. Councilman Carns noted that Mr. Housler and Mr. Dibble had been studying <br />this for a number of months and this was their recommendation.after thorough study. COUNCILMAN <br />CARNS THEN MOVED,,SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN.GOULD, TO AUTHORIZE THE.PURCHASE.OF THE COMPUTER SYSTEM <br />CURRENTLY BEING LEASED BY THE CITY, AT A PURCHASE PRICE OF $44,269 INCLUDING SALES TAX, AND THAT THE <br />PROPER PROCEDURES BE IMPLEMENTED TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURCHASE. MOTION CARRIED, WITH COUNCILWOMAN <br />ALLEN VOTING NO. <br />There was no further business to come before the Council, and the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m. • <br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, C' y Clerk HARVE H..HARRISON, Mayor <br />January 30, 1979 - Work Meeting <br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order at 7:35 p.m. by Mayor Harve <br />Harrison in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center. All present joined in the flag <br />salute. <br />PRESENT STAFF PRESENT <br />Harve Harrison, Mayor <br />Charles Dibble, M.A.A. <br />Mike Herb <br />Leif Larson, Public Works Director <br />Katherine Allen <br />John LaTourelle, Community Development Director <br />John Nordquist <br />Irene Varney Moran, City Clerk <br />Ray Gould <br />Lila Crosby, Administrative Services Director <br />Tom Carns <br />Marlo Foster, Police Chief <br />Larry Naughten <br />Fred Herzberg, City Engineer <br />Phil Clement <br />Jim Jessel, Parks & Recreation Manager <br />John Wallace, City Attorney <br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk Is <br />CONSENT AGENDA <br />Item (C) was removed from the Consent Agenda. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, <br />TO APPROVE THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION CARRIED. The balance of the Consent Agenda <br />included the following: <br />(A) Roll call. <br />(B) <br />Approval of Minutes of <br />January 23, 1979. <br />(D) <br />Acceptance of Quit Claim <br />Deed in conjunction with short subdivision - Holt (File S-53-78). <br />(E) <br />Approval of increase in <br />reimbursement rate for use of personal vehicle to 17¢ per mile. <br />(F) <br />Authorization to concur <br />in participation modifications to agreement for Lake Ballinger <br />rehabilitation. <br />REPORT ON <br />BIDS OPENED JANUARY 19, <br />1979 FOR SENIOR CENTER REROOFING <br />[Item C <br />on Consent Agenda <br />Public Works Director Leif Larson had recommended rejecting all bids and reworking the specifica- <br />tions to reduce cost, as two bidders exceeded the estimate by 50% and the low bidder did not bid on <br />the specified work and did not include removing the existing decaying roofing material. He was <br />asked how the -specifications could be reworked, and he responded that they will be for a hot roof <br />instead of a cold roof. This was briefly discussed, after which COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY <br />COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN, TO APPROVE ITEM (C) ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, REJECTING ALL BIDS FOR THE SENIOR <br />CENTER REROOFING. MOTION CARRIED. <br />