Jamestown Metropolis Council to Evaluation Accounting Software program Buy, Proceed Discussions on Hiring Firefighters

Jamestown Metropolis Council to Evaluation Accounting Software program Buy, Proceed Discussions on Hiring Firefighters

Jamestown Metropolis Council will evaluate a request to buy new accounting software program to interchange town’s antiquated system.

The decision would buy Springbrook Software program utilizing $63,986.50 of American Rescue Plan funds to interchange the KVS accounting system that’s been in use by town because the early 2000s. The annual price for the brand new software program is $42,300.

Council held off on approving the acquisition of this identical software program in October 2022 after studying it hadn’t been reviewed by town’s IT division. Council member Marie Carrubba additionally requested that council be offered a reference record of different municipalities who use the software program in New York State.

The decision for the acquisition at the moment requested $91,683 in American Rescue Plan with annual upkeep prices being listed as $19,405. In response to Council member at Massive Kim Ecklund‘s feedback on the assembly, the present KVS system’s annual upkeep prices are within the $17,000 vary.

The employees report for the present decision stated the software program was chosen after a Request-for-Proposal (RFP) course of, including that the Comptroller, Metropolis Clerk, and IT division carried out varied demonstrations to substantiate performance. The software program has new options, together with on-line portals for every worker to see payroll and tax information.

Council will resume discussions on the decision to rent eight firefighters. Council members have been requesting further info on the monetary influence of the hirings, together with how the administration proposes persevering with to fund the positions as soon as the three-year SAFER grant from the federal authorities runs out.

Metropolis officers have stated that the acquisition of a second ambulance will assist herald income that may assist bridge that hole. Council members additionally requested a price versus income comparability for the present ambulance owned by town along with estimates on the quantity of income that is perhaps introduced in by the second ambulance. A decision to make use of $250,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to buy that second ambulance appeared on Council’s agenda on April 10.

The operation of that automobile relies on the extra hiring of firefighters.

Discussions on hiring an ombudsman will proceed tonight, presuming the administration gives council with the wage schedule and cost-out requested by the Metropolis Council Finance Committee.

The place would change the Affiliate Company Counsel place that’s now vacant within the Company Counsel’s workplace.

The Metropolis Council work session will happen at 7:30 p.m. within the Police Coaching Room on the fourth flooring of Metropolis Corridor. There are not any committee conferences resulting from lack of agenda gadgets. The general public is welcome to attend with the assembly being livestreamed on jamestownny.gov.