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I was surprised to learn this week that at the end of 2009, the City of Northfield spent $23,000 for a laserfiche/document management system (p. 13 of the disbursement PDF; company: Crabtree). I thought it was still being considered. I asked City Clerk Deb Little to point me to the council agenda, packet, and minutes where the purchase was discussed and voted on.
Surprise #2: Deb wrote:
This was approved through the budget approval process. In addition, the dollar amount falls under the cap that the City Administrator is able to approve.
No Council discussion? Not even a consent agenda item?