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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2000-117 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE <br />ORDER TO TELALASKA, INC. FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED <br />$30,000 TO UPGRADE THE CITY'S TELEPHONE SYSTEM <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the current City telephone system was purchased in late 1994; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the current telephone system will no longer handle the amount of voice mail and <br />attendant phone traffic causing a caller into the City to hear the telephone ring and receive no answer; <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the current telephone system has maxed out the number of additional lines that <br />can be added for voice, fax or computer lines; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City Council approved $38,000 for a City-wide telephone system in the <br />calendar year 2000 capital budget; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the local telephone company, TelAlaska, Inc., has reviewed the City's current <br />system and recommends upgrading the current system rather than replacing the whole telephone <br />system; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, TelAlaska, Inc. is the only local vendor who can supply the telephone system, <br />maintain and service the system with the ability to respond within a few hours in case of emergency <br />telephone needs of the City; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is, therefore, in the public interest to waive formal bid procedures for the <br />purchase of this telephone system upgrade. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The city manageris hereby authorized to issue a purchase order to TelAlaska, Inc. <br />to upgrade the City's telephone system for a price not to exceed $30,000, including a contingency <br />in the amount of$5,547. <br /> <br />Section 2. The City Council finds it to be in the public interest to waive formal bid <br />procedures for the purchase of the above cited telephone system upgrades. <br />