LINCOLN – The City Council last week approved a technology services contract and authorized the purchase of an excavator and a trailer and a new Chevrolet van.
The council accepted a proposal for security and information technology services managed with Rogers iRight Technology Services. The firm will provide the services for $ 2,450 a month for 24 months, beginning May 1, for a total cost of $ 58,000, excluding sales tax.
Services will include server management and maintenance, 24/7 monitoring and alert / security assurance, 10 hours of technical support per month, data management, email administration, and workstation configuration and management.
Services not listed in the contract will be managed at an hourly rate of $ 95 per hour during operating hours and $ 142.50 per hour outside of these hours.
The board accepted a low bid of $ 67,507 for a package of Bobcat excavators and 18-foot flat trailers from Williams Tractor, Inc.
The new truck, a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, will be used for the Water Department. The city buys it from Chevrolet de Fayetteville for $ 31,295. The dealer is a supplier participating in the Arkansas Cooperative Purchasing Program, or commonly referred to as a “State Offer List”.
In another action, the council passed an ordinance to appropriate CodeRed user fees for $ 8,000 a year. CodeRed provides services to Lincoln residents about information such as weather warnings and other public safety notifications.
The council’s emergency preparedness committee has simplified the city’s tornado siren procedure. The siren will be activated by the fire chief or his designee during normal business hours and by the police on duty after normal business hours.
The siren will sound if a weather radar confirms a tornado in the area or is heading towards the area or if a confirmed funnel cloud is observed towards the area.
After each activation, the siren will sound for three minute intervals. At the end of the initial sound, the siren will reactivate as needed.
Lynn Kutter can be contacted by email at email@example.com.