GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
SPECIAL MEETING - 3:30 P.M.
REGULAR MEETING - 6:00 P.M.
Jackie McKinney, Mayor
Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1 Allan Landavazo, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3 Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4
Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney
This is a request for council approval for Lodgers’ Tax grant funding for the following applicants based on the recommendations of the Lodgers Tax Committee from their meeting on March 26, 2018
FY18 End of Fiscal Recommended Grant Awards:
Gallup Senior Softball League $13350.00
Spring Smash Softball Tournament $5000.00
NMHSRA & JHSRA Rodeo Semi-finals $8000.00
Grand Total Q4 part 2 Lodgers Tax Award Recommendation: $26,350.00
FY 19 Quarter 1 Recommended Grant Awards: (Annual funds available per budget approval of FY19 is 323,000)
Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial $50,000
Gallup Film Festival $16000
Wildthing Championship Bull Riding $25,000
Native Film Series $10,660
Route 66 Freedom Ride Flight & Cruise $21,391
Red Rock 100 Desert Race $12500.00
Adventure Mud Run $9704.00
Kicker Arenacross $12,000
Grand Total Q1 Lodgers Tax Award Recommendation: $157,255.00
In March 2018, the City suffered a catastrophic loss of the Enterprise Messaging System. Mitel’s maintenance contractor had an old Enterprise Messaging Server in their warehouse and was able to restore functionality of our phone system. There are no more replacement parts if that one goes down as well. The phone system is at end of life and would need a new system at the end of our contract term in 18 months. The implementation time for a new system is about four months from procurement to go live. We were able to negotiate the upgrade now with the same company for an increase of less than $3,000 a year from what we are paying now. This is a cloud solution versus an on-premise solution which will eliminate hardware issues in the future.
The City has been looking for a Disaster Recovery option to protect our Enterprise Application Software (EAS) Naviline. Because Naviline uses an IBM A/S 400 server for its database and several application servers to run Naviline, keeping a redundant system at an off-site location is too expensive. There are cloud-based solutions provided by other companies, but those range from $30,000-$100,000. The City does have a 24-hour maintenance agreement in place for the IBM A/S 400 and other servers, but the time-frame to get Naviline up and running is approximately 72-hours.
Since we are long-standing customers with Superion, we were able to move to the cloud-based system for $2,000 less per year and have a price-guarantee for 5-years versus the 5% increase we currently pay each year.
The most important benefit of this solution is they provide the disaster recovery solution and will be able to get us up and running within minutes, not hours or days.
The Gallup Fire Department respectfully request approval to obligate $37,436.34 from revenue accumulated through the fire department’s CPR training program for expenditure of a cardiac monitor.
Currently, account 799-0000-229.20-00 has a balance of $49,507.90.
If approved, the cardiac monitor will be assigned to Station 3, east district ambulance/rescue. At this time, south and north district are the most recent stations to be furnished with new cardiac monitors.