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Galt City Council votes to use reserves for phones

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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:05 am, Wed Dec 19, 2012.

The city of Galt will spend $135,000 on a new telephone system and use excess unappropriated reserve money to pay for it.

The action was approved at Tuesday's regular Galt City Council meeting with little discussion.

Since a finance report heard by council members in October, the city has seen a net revenue increase of $13,000, according to Finance Director Inez Kiriu. That's in addition to the $154,000 that was already set aside in the city reserves, which is more than was budgeted.

Councilman Mark Crews congratulated finance staff and city administrators for keeping the city in the black.

Staff recommended a portion of the surplus reserves go toward replacing the citywide phone system, which is unreliable and 10 years old, according to Kiriu.

The phone maintenance contractor has indicated some parts are unavailable, which she said leaves the city vulnerable to a possible outage for an extended amount of time.

Earlier in the meeting, council members failed to approve a $180 expenditure request from new Councilman Curt Campion to use his discretionary funding to purchase a computer printer/copier and a set of ink cartridges for his home office to be used for city work.

New Vice Mayor Mike Singleton took issue with the request, pointing out that a copier is available at City Hall for council member use.

Campion said he was unaware the request would be seen as inappropriate.

The next regularly scheduled city council meeting, set for Jan. 1, 2013, has been canceled due to the holiday. The council will meet next on Jan. 15.

Contact reporter Jennifer Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com.

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