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File #: 43902    Version: 1 Name: Amending the 2016 Operating Budget for the Clerk's Office and Authorizing Replacement of Flooded Election Equipment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/28/2016 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 8/2/2016 Final action: 8/2/2016
Enactment date: 8/8/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00557
Title: Amending the 2016 Operating Budget to the Clerk's Office and Authorizing the Replacement of Flooded Election Equipment
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Steve King, Mark Clear, Maurice S. Cheeks, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Sheri Carter, Ledell Zellers, Amanda Hall, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Sara Eskrich, Zach Wood
Attachments: 1. Letter to City of Madison, WI re Damages Equipment 7.27.16.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
8/2/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/20161 Clerk's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25 - (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The cost of renting and replacing 97 DS-200 Tabulators and 90 AutoMark Voter Assist Terminals will be between $868,000 and $1,000,000. These costs will be reimbursed by insurance, minus a $5,000 deductible. The appropriation for replacing the equipment will be made from the General Fund and will need to be reflected in the City's calculation for qualifying for a 2017 payment under the state Expenditure Restraint Program.

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Amending the 2016 Operating Budget to the Clerk's Office and Authorizing the Replacement of Flooded Election Equipment
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison has stored its election equipment at the Village on Park since City Real Estate identified a climate-controlled location there in 2007; and

WHEREAS, the election equipment storage space flooded in 2013; and

WHEREAS, reconstruction at this site did not prevent the election equipment storage space from flooding on July 21, 2016; and

WHEREAS, 97 DS-200 tabulators and 90 AutoMark Voter Assist Terminals were destroyed in the July 21, 2016, flood; and

WHEREAS, new election equipment was needed immediately for the August 9 Partisan Primary; and

WHEREAS, the manufacturer will immediately provide the City of Madison with equipment to rent for the short-term, and will apply the rental fees to the purchase of new equipment; and

WHEREAS, an insurance claim has been filed for the replacement of this election equipment;

WHEREAS, the City Clerk is working with the Office of Real Estate Services to identify suitable leased storage space that is secure, climate controlled and reasonably sealed from external environmental effects;

WHEREAS, under MGO s. 4.26, the Finance Director is authorized to sign contracts for supplies and purchased services;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council authorizes the emergency contract signed by the Finance Director on July 29, 2016, to authorize the rental and purchase of replacement election equipment; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED...

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