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City of Alexandria and City of St. Louis Park Live on eScheduling!

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AnnouncementWe are pleased to announce The City of Alexandria and the City of St. Louis Park are now live using eScheduling!

eScheduling is an extra function of the ePermits website which allows contractors and homeowners to schedule permit inspections online. This is a quick and efficient means of scheduling required inspections associated with any permit in the PIMS database.

Scheduled inspections and inspection results can be viewed on the ePermits website by simply searching for the linked permit number.

Both cities are excited to offer this service to their customers as a way to enrich customer service.

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Category: Permits & Inspections Management

Welcome City of Richfield to Special Assessments

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welcome1LOGIS would like to welcome the City of Richfield to the Special Assessments application. Richfield has been a LOGIS member for many years utilizing several applications. This year they decided they would like to start utilizing the Special Assessments application. Conversion of data is nearly complete and they expect to be live before the end of the first quarter 2019.

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Category: Special Assessments

RecTrac User Group Meeting Coming Up

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MeetingA RecTrac User Group Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 10 am – 12 pm at the LOGIS offices in Golden Valley. So far, our possible agenda items are:

  • Introductions
  • Card Connect Bolt conversion report from any cities who have begun or completed this process. (So far, Minnetonka is up and running on Bolt, with other cities in the works.)
  • Minnetonka wants to hear from others who use the pass/fail feature. (They currently do not.)
  • Minnetonka would like a demo of concession inventory.
  • Eagan will possibly give a presentation on mobile membership scanning.
  • Round table discussion on RecTrac issues from attending members.

If you would like to add an agenda item or have any questions concerning the user group meeting, please contact the RecTrac support team at rectrac@logis.org.

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Category: Parks and Recreation Systems

Winter Average Volume (WAV)

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SprinklerMembers run WAV (Winter Average Volume) by cycle to calculate Winter Average Consumption for Sewer billing.  This process is configured and executed according to each individual business policy.  Members are using this process to calculate usage during the winter months.  This usage is then set within each customer’s account, so that throughout the year, sewer can be billed out no more than what was set for winter usage.

Typically Cities use a range of November – March as their winter months.  This process benefits residents during the summer months when more water usage is typically being used.  Water usage, such as watering lawns, does not go down City sewer.  The WAV (Winter Average Volume) process ensures that sewer is being calculated according to what each resident’s typical billable sewer usage is.

It’s important to note that each Member does use the WAV (Winter Average Volume) process a little differently. A typical example of how WAV is used is as follows:

February Billing (Winter Quarter of water for Nov./Dec./Jan.)

  • Water Consumption was: 15 units
  • WAV (Winter Average Volume) is set to: 15
  • Water and Sewer for this billing is billed out at 15 units

October Billing (Summer Quarter of water for July/Aug./Sept)

  • Water Consumption was: 24 units
  • WAV (Winter Average Volume) is set to: 15
  • Water is billed out at 24 units and Sewer is billed out at 15 units (otherwise known as lesser of current or winter)

Spend any time outdoors and you know Minnesota is within those winter months.  For our members:

  1. Please remember to run the WAV process BEFORE calculating your winter quarter cycle billings.
  2. Before doing the WAV process, make sure all water readings have been uploaded in CIS, including re-reads.
  3. Make any necessary corrections of water readings in CIS.
  4. After the above steps have been completed, you are now ready to calculate the cycle billing.
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Category: Utility Billing

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