Feb. 12--DUNCAN -- An intermediate step to update the KellPro system in Duncan Municipal Court could lead to a reworking of the citation process for the City of Duncan.
During Tuesday's meeting, the Duncan City Council approved updating the existing software at Municipal Court to begin working toward a more computer-based ticketing process. The council approved spending $8,003 to make the first update in the system.
"We hope to go to a program called digiTICKET or something like it," City Manager Jim Frieda said.
Through the digiTICKET program, a police officer could issue a ticket electronically, handing the cited person a paper receipt. Through the computer in each police cruiser, a ticket would then be sent to the Duncan Police Department, Duncan Municipal Court and the city prosecutor.
Frieda said, by having the ticketing process captured electronically, the city could follow fine collections and payments more efficiently.
The KellPro update approved Tuesday is necessary to make any additional changes to the Municipal Court software, Frieda said. That update will convert the existing software to make it compatible for future updates, including the change to the digiTICKET program.
"We're really looking to going through the whole process in getting a digiTICKET-type system," he said.
In other action:
n The council approved the purchase of radio repeater for the Duncan Fire Department in the amount of $10,208, as provided by a state bid.
The radio repeater, which enhances radio communications, is on the 27th Street water tower and has been damaged by moisture, Frieda said. The radio repeater has been repaired once but isn't no longer working as it should.
n Council members approved the use of Fuqua Park East by the Duncan Noon Lions Club for the annual carnival. The carnival is set for May 19 through 25.
"We have approved this for the Noon Lions Club for the last seven years," Frieda said.
To have the council's approval, the Noon Lions Club will have to provide liability coverage with the City of Duncan covered, too.
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