A request to increase the Richmond City Administrator’s spending authority was denied by Council Tuesday night. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Ron Brohammer:
Brohammer requested to have the amount he can spend on behalf of the city moved from $5,000 to $10,000. He said inflation is one of the factors that led to it being more difficult for him to work within the current limit.
Council approved the hiring of another person in Public Works to read meters. Some of the equipment is malfunctioning, which has put more demands on employees’ time.
Council also approved the purchase of a new server for City Hall. Employees came to work Tuesday to find their computers would not work. The cost of the new server is $2,900 dollars and will be installed by Friday at the earliest. They will also use a remote server for some functions. That cost is $8 per person per month, which is expected to total about $1,400 per year.