Miner board approves renewing annual Code Red contract

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

MINER -- Board of Aldermen meeting notifications would be appreciated by some but a deal breaker for others, according to Miner city officials.

Miner Board of Aldermen members approved during a special meeting Monday renewing for $1,500 the city's annual Code Red contract.

But before approving a proposed ordinance to include meeting notifications among the Code Red alerts, Board members want to make sure those additional notifications can be offered only to those who prefer them.

Darrin Skinner, city clerk, said some residents have asked to be removed from the Code Red list when messages other than weather warnings were added.

Some city residents and business owners have indicated they would very much appreciate notification when Board meetings are cancelled and asked that meeting notifications be added to Code Red.

Skinner said he would work with Police Department personnel to see if different message groups will work for this application.

In other business during Monday's meeting:

* Miner city officials will check with Scott County officials to see what it would cost for the county to collect Miner's property tax before considering a software package.

"The job is being done by hand now," Skinner said, so the purchase would save some time -- especially on generating reports -- but no money.

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