City to consider UC2B billing, call center
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign City Council members will consider Tuesday a contract to provide call center support and billing services to the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband program.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St., C.
The contract, for $67,000, is between the city and Solix, a firm located in Charleston. According to a memo to the council, Solix was recommended by the city staff.
"Solix has demonstrated its financial stability and a long history in the business with customers ranging from AT&T, Comcast, Connect2Compete, Consolidated Communications and Blue Cross Blue Shield, which represent millions of callers across the country," the memo said.
The council also is being asked to authorize the purchase of four 2013 Ford Interceptor SUVs at a cost of $108,851 for the police department, and to declare three used police vehicles as surplus and to sell them through an Internet auction.
The council also will take up Mayor Don Gerard's nomination of Jim Rose, 507 S. Draper Ave., as one of Champaign's representatives on the board of the Housing Authority of Champaign County. Rose would replace Bishop Lloyd Gwin on the board.