Council member David Roberts said he is familiar with it from school facilities, and it’s a good system. The city could have those facilities and be using them three years before final bonds are issued.
Cavnar agreed and said the savings in construction costs will likely make up for the money needed to pay the extra financing costs.
In other business, Moore received an “unqualified opinion,” or a clean audit. The only issue the city is dealing with is an overly large report tracking unpaid parking tickets.
Some tickets go back decades. There is no statute of limitations on those tickets, and the total amounts equal hundreds of thousands of dollars, Finance Director Jim Corbett said. A warrant officer and a collection agency both work on outstanding tickets over one year old.
“We’re making progress on that, but it’s just very, very large,” Corbett said.
The large amount of data is hard to track in a single document under the city’s current system.