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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2014-009 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE <br /> PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS AND THE PURCHASE OF <br /> AUTOMATED PAY STATIONS TO COLLECT DAILY CAMPING FEES, <br /> IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $96,524.21 <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward City Council seeks improved customer service, advanced <br /> technology and operational efficiencies; and <br /> WHEREAS, City administration has tested the technology in Seward and is now making <br /> a larger commitment to the operational changes that automated pay stations offer; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Harbor and Parking Department have experienced an increase in <br /> revenues, compliance, and efficiencies; and <br /> WHEREAS, the campgrounds are inefficiently collecting permit fees, counting money, <br /> and recording permits; and <br /> kr. WHEREAS, customers are inconvenienced due to the inability to pay with credit and/or <br /> debit cards in the campgrounds; and <br /> WHEREAS, the city is unable to collect essential data regarding the campgrounds; and <br /> WHEREAS, Digital Payment Technologies has given the administration a sales quote of <br /> $94,495.50 for nine automated pay stations with an estimated shipping cost of $2064.71 for a <br /> total of$96,524.21; and <br /> WHEREAS, it is in the City of Seward's best interest according to City Code <br /> 6.10.120(A)(9) and 6.10.130 to purchase these pay stations from Digital Payment Technologies, <br /> since the City currently utilizes equipment from this vendor and has found the vendor to be <br /> responsive and to provide good customer service, has found the solar equipment to be durable <br /> and functional in Seward's summer weather, has found the electronic payment transactions to be <br /> functional, and desires to standardize equipment for the purposes of maintenance, functionality, <br /> and credit card transaction processing; and <br /> WHEREAS, the pay stations are expected to pay for themselves in approximately five <br /> years and continue to provide annual cost savings through reduced staffing. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> ism <br />