Richland County Council

Administration and Finance Committee

Joseph McEachern, Chair

Paul Livingston

Anthony G. Mizzell

Joan Brady

James Tuten

District 7

District 4

District 11

District 8

District 2

Tuesday, January 23, 2001, 6:00 p.m.

Report of Actions

Call To Order – Joe McEachern, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:20.

Approval of Minutes – The minutes of the December 12, 2000 Regular Session Meeting were approved as submitted.

Adoption of Agenda – The agenda was adopted as amended, adding "Election of Chair" immediately following the Adoption of the Agenda and "Budget Calendar" as Item C.

Election of Chair – Joseph McEachern was unanimously elected as Chair of the A&F Committee.

  • GIS: Two New FT Positions – The Committee recommended that Council give first reading approval to a budget amendment adding two new full-time positions, a GIS Analyst and a GIS Programmer, to the GIS Division of the Information Technology Department. No new funds are necessary for this fiscal year.

  • Information Technology: PBX Phone System – The Committee forwarded this item to Council without a recommendation and directed staff to address all of the Council Chair’s concerns regarding this issue prior to this item coming before the full Council. The purchase and installation of this new system amounts to 625,000 in additional funding and is projected to save approximately between $150,000 and $200,000 per year in recurring costs.

  • Finance: Budget Calendar – The Committee forwarded this item to Council for consideration.
  • Adjournment