The city of Sweet Springs will spend more than 20-thousand dollars to tie together several different financial aspects of the city together.  At Monday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, they approved buying new software for accounting, tax, and utility billing.  Mayor Ray Kinney says this is needed to make the city more efficient in handling its business.

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The purchase from Data Technologies for the software is nearly 19-thousand dollars, plus annual costs for upgrades and service costing just under 3-thousand.  In other business, the board approved an application for a grant to replace picnic tables and benches, and purchase play equipment for the city park.  Kinney says the grant through Pioneer Trails is for the purchase of equipment made using recycled materials.

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In other business, the board decided to hold a public hearing next month to get comment from the community about restricting large vehicles on certain city streets.