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Ramer supports teams

The Ramer City Commission voted to appropriate $200 to the Ramer 14-year-old all stars to help fund their trip to the World Series and $100 for the 9-10 and 11-12 year-old All Stars for their trip to the state tournament.

As reported in the Independent Appeal, the World Series will begin on July 23 at Buford, S.C. and the state tournament will be at Bolivar beginning July 29.

The commission also rejected a bid by Michael Gray on a fire truck for $700. The fire truck had been declared surplus property.

Since Gray’s was the lone bid, Mayor George Armstrong said he would check with the Municipal Technical Assistance Service to make sure the city could bid the truck out again.

Keith Saum was granted an adjustment on his water bill. The city will grant an adjustment if a customer’s water bill is greater than three times his monthly average for the past 12 months. Then the customer will only have to pay the average.

The commission discussed but took no action on the purchase of accounting software.

Software from Local Government would cost $9,734 plus $2718 for annual support. Accountant Mark Godwin, of Williams, Jerrolds, Godwin, who conducts audits for the city, recommended this software but Armstrong, commission member Bill Thomas and City Manager/Recorder Tabitha Dickey expressed concern about the cost for the software.

They will consider purchase of the software at next month’s meeting.

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