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File #: 19-025    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Agenda Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/2/2019 In control: Board of Trustees
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: A Resolution Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Town Of Erie Authorizing A Payment In The Amount Of $597,300 For The Purchase Of Water Meters From National Meter And Automation
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. 2019 Master Pricing
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SUBJECT: CONSENT AGENDA
Title
A Resolution Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Town Of Erie Authorizing A Payment In The Amount Of $597,300 For The Purchase Of Water Meters From National Meter And Automation
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works

PRESENTER: Todd Fessenden, Director of Public Works

FISCAL INFORMATION:
Cost as Recommended: $396,800*, $200,500 (* with supplemental appropriation)
Balance Available: $396,800*, $200,500 (* with supplemental appropriation)
Budget Line Item Number: 500.70.110.603000.100001, 500.70.110.603000.100002
New Appropriation Required: No

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approve Resolution authorizing payments and authorizing Staff to expend said funds.
Recommendation

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SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND OF SUBJECT MATTER:
The 2019 Operating Budget includes funds for purchase of new and replacement water meters. In addition, the 2018 budget has approximately $93,400 remaining in unspent funds to appropriate in 2019. At the January 26, 2016, Board of Trustees meeting, the Board directed Staff to proceed with the upgrade all water meters to the new Beacon smart meter system. This new technology would allow our water users to monitor their usage during the month and the new system also will automatically be transmitting data to the Town's billing system. This process is scheduled to convert all existing water meters over 10 years and allow for the smart meters to be installed in all new construction. Some of the benefits of the smart meters include:
* Online and Smart Phone access to your water consumption information to improve your understanding of water usage patterns and billing
* Set alerts to email and/or text you when a potential leak is detected
* See the results of your conservation efforts within 24 hours
* Monitor your usage through the month to better budget what your bill will be

The following is an update on all the components to make this program successful:

Project Progress/Schedule (dates subject to change)
* Utility Billing Upgr...

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