Owner : Richard E.
and James R. Cross
...Mr. Richard Matlus
, Director of Consulting with Gartner Group
, gave a brief overview of his
company and its analysis of the SCT proposal and stated that the best and least expensive option would be the proposal by SCT for different operating system software and mainframe upgrade.Mr. Matlus
then responded to questions from Commissioners Albion , St. Cerny , Coy , and Judah on various subjects , including : letters and information received from other consulting firms and citizens , the reasonableness of SCT proposed costs , the time factor in deciding whether to attempt conversion , and the accuracy of the critical applications Master List.
answered questions from Commissioner Coy regarding the proposed sequence and duration of remediation/conversion processes and Sunshine Law requirements.
opined that the County would be taking a tremendous risk to go with the Property Appraiser's proposal.After general discussion regarding the effect of another week's delay to allow for evaluation of Mr. Wilkinson's proposal , Commissioner Manning suggested that the motion be amended by adding : Subject to written recommendation from Mr. Matlus regarding the Property Appraiser's proposal..The motion was withdrawn by the maker ; seconder concurred.Commissioner St. Cerny moved to defer Item 1 ( a ) in regards to the Y2K issue , allowing the Property Appraiser's office and the County representative from the Gartner Group
to come back with a report for next week , seconded by Commissioner Judah , called and carried.
FOLLOWING A SHORT BREAK , THE CHAIRMAN CALLED THE MEETING BACK TO ORDER WITH ALL COMMISSIONERS PRESENT.