Danielsville city council is continuing to move forward with upgrading the city’s water system, voting this month to use SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) and general funds to purchase an integrated software system that will save the city money in the long run while improving water system record-keeping and billing process.
The council voted to spend approximately $16,639 in SPLOST funds and approximately $13,000 in the general fund to purchase the system and computer. City clerk Susan Payne says it currently costs the city roughly $10,000 per year to use the accounting services of Gainesville-based Capable Solutions and other services and pointed out that the “city doesn’t own any of it (software).”
“This is a much better system and will bring everything back in-house,” she said. “We can generate reports for the council on the spot, without the wait time.”
Higdon praised the council for voting to purchase the software saying he thinks it was “a very wise move for the city of Danielsville.”