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File #: 44225    Version: 1 Name: Amending adopted RES-16-00359, Legislative File No. 42664 to authorize Information Technology to use the funds generated by donated computers/laptops sent to Cascade Asset Management to offset the setup and licensing costs of computers/laptops given to qu
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2016 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/20/2016 Final action: 9/20/2016
Enactment date: 9/22/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00701
Title: Amending adopted RES-16-00359, Legislative File No. 42664 to authorize Information Technology to use the funds generated by donated computers/laptops sent to Cascade Asset Management to offset the setup and licensing costs of computers/laptops given to qualified subscribers in the Digital Divide Pilot areas.
Sponsors: Mark Clear, Samba Baldeh, Rebecca Kemble, Larry Palm, Michael E. Verveer, Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel
Related files: 42664
Fiscal Note
The 2016 Information Technology (IT) operating budget includes $4,000 for recycling fees (MUNIS 17200-54245) and $8,000 (MUNIS 17200-48110) for the sale of assets. The fees are paid to Cascade Asset Management for each piece of equipment sent for recycling regardless of whether the equipment can be refurbished and resold. If the piece of equipment can be refurbished and sold, Cascade credits IT with a rebate against future processing fees. At the end of the year, a reconciliation is performed and Cascade pays the City any balance due.

Adopted resolution RES-16-00359 (Legistar File 42664) authorized IT to donate computers and laptops that Cascade Asset Management deemed capable of being refurbished to DANEnet, who would in turn donate the refurbished equipment to qualified Digital Divide subscribers. Cascade Asset Management would donate the refurbishment services.

Since private entities will be donating a sufficient number of computers, this proposed resolution authorizes IT to return to the original arrangement with Cascade, and at year end, when Cascade pays the City any balance due, the funds will be deposited in the Residential Internet Access Assistance Project (MUNIS Project 10399) to help offset setup and licensing costs for Digital Divide subscribers. Any loss in rebate revenue will be absorbed within IT’s 2016 operating budget. No appropriation is required.

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Amending adopted RES-16-00359, Legislative File No. 42664 to authorize Information Technology to use the funds generated by donated computers/laptops sent to Cascade Asset Management to offset the setup and licensing costs of computers/laptops given to qualified subscribers in the Digital Divide Pilot areas.
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WHEREAS, the Common Council adopted RES-16-00359, Legislative File No. 42664 on May 17, 2016 authorizing Information Technology to donate computer/laptops sent to Cascade Asset Management for refurbishment and redistribution to qualified subscribers in the Digita...

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