Durham’s municipal finance department demonstrates best practices in developing,
deploying and maintaining a specialized software system, according to the
company that makes it.
Tyler Technologies of Dallas is giving Durham a Munis Public Sector Excellence
Award for how well it uses Tyler's Munis Enterprise Resource Planning software.
Tyler is officially presenting the award in October.
The Munis system distributes data throughout the city's computer system once it
is entered at one point.
In another niche of city government, the water department is giving its
customers $100 to swap the toilets they have for water-conserving models.
The money comes as a rebate with proof of purchase. To get the $100, a customer
has to buy and install a commode from those on the Environmental Protection
Agency's "WaterSense" list, which will use an average of 1.28 gallons per flush.
Conventional toilets flush between 3.5 and 7 gallons at a time, according to
Vicki Westbrook, the water department's deputy director. The offer applies only
to high-efficiency toilets bought since Jan. 1 of this year.
Rebates are first-come, first-served and only 3,000 are available during the
program's first phase. See www.DurhamSavesWater.org.