The Gadsden City Council has approved the purchase of software that will help modernize record keeping for several city departments.

The council approved an agreement with Tyler Technologies Inc. for $317,489, along with $20,400 for estimated travel expenses and $79,739 in yearly maintenance fees. The project was budgeted at $400,000.

The software will be used by the Planning, Engineering, Building, Community Development and Public Works departments, and it will allow them to communicate and store data more effectively.

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The travel costs are for representatives of Tyler Technologies to travel to Gadsden for installation and training.

The council also approved a bid of $82,050 from Construction Specialty Associates for the Mitchell Community Center re-roofing project.

The council accepted a giant American flag from the Gadsden Runners Club valued at $760.

Fire Chief Stephen Carroll said last week that the flag, which measures 20 feet by 38 feet, will be displayed from a fire engine bucket/ladder at events.

Two lease agreements were on the agenda, including one from TWS Gadsden, LLC, the company behind Buffalo Wild Wings at Coosa Landing.

The new agreement clarifies some of the conditions of the original lease, and the hope is for the project to be completed this summer.

Another agreement was with the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama for a five-year extension on the lease for buildings at 121 N. First St. and 91 Broad St.

The annual rent is $10, and the lease will end on May 31, 2024 unless otherwise extended.

The council approved a lease with Destin Mince of Frios Gourmet Pops for the concession stand at Noccalula Falls for $285 monthly, and a separate agreement with Academy Sports & Outdoors for a tent, grill, gift cards and coach packets in return for advertising.

The following people were appointed to boards: Juarus Rawls, Harry McLendon and Eric Wright were reappointed to the Gadsden Commercial Development Authority for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2021; Stephen Wood was appointed to replace Carolyn Parker on the GCDA for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and Rebecca Crane was reappointed as a director of the Cherokee, Etowah and DeKalb Mental Health Board for a term ending April 1, 2025.



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