Season of bonds
Aldermen on Tuesday will consider two bonds: One for $7.5 million to replace the city’s pre-DOS computer software system and for $4.5 million to renovate five city-owned buildings.
The board of aldermen meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chamber of City Hall.
Both bond proposals require support of 10 members of the 15-member board to be approved. On July 7, both won the recommendation of the aldermen’s budget review committee.
The two projects have been in the planning stages for years. The Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, computer system would bring the various functions of the city under one computer system. The current system is outdated and prone to crashing and other problems, city officials said.
The building bond would cover work at City Hall, the two downtown parking garages, the public health building on Mulberry Street, the Hunt Library and the theater at 14 Court St.
City officials have already earmarked $1.4 million in cash, partly for energy-related work at City Hall, including replacing the heating and air-conditioning system, windows, lighting and doors.