After approving minutes from the eight budget and tax rate meetings Monday, the Dublin City Council approved measures to accept the Intermedics contract as well as the Economic Development Corporation budget.
City manager Nancy Wooldridge presented information to the council members regarding Intermedics, the company the city chose to handle its medical billing. Despite having already chosen the company in a unanimous vote, the council was later informed they'd have to go out for bids. During the bid process, the staff received one bid — from Intermedics.
Another software company the city is considering is ENCODE. The company is a subsidiary of the Tyler Company, which the city already uses for other billing options. Wooldridge said while it is the most expensive of the options, ENCODE provides the most services that can be utilized by the city, including online bill pay and email billing.
Despite the $5,100 price tag, the council approved the measure, agreeing the time saved, elimination of human error and the energy saved would help the city staff.
Karen Wright with the EDC presented the council with a copy of the organization's budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. She advised council members the budget had not changed much from the previous year, but that with the slight increase expected, the EDC hopes to have an estimated $11,200 for marketing and promotion of the city. After a quick review, the council approved the budget.
Before adjourning, the council agreed to move the October council meeting to Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m.