Nominations now open for Board of Directors

The Community Software Consortium is beginning the process of elections for 2 positions on the Board of Directors whose current terms are expiring this year.  These positions are currently held by Board Chair Tammy Blackwell and Kathryn Peirce.

Kathyrn Peirce, Assessor from Holliston has informed the board that she will not consider running for the board again, in part because she feels strongly that there should be at least one more collector on the board given the big decisions that face the collector tier over the next year.  Kathyrn has been an invaluable member of the board helping to steer the CSC through very challenging seas, and her leadership will be missed.

The CSC by-laws call for 3 year terms and maintaining staggered terms for all 5 members. There must also be at least one member from each tier.

Elections are held at large, across all member communities and any assessor, collector, or other official in a member community may serve on the Board.  The five positions to the Board of Directors must be from different municipalities. Members must be in good standing to be considered.

Look for email in your in-box with details.

Deadline for nominations is April 21th 2017!

 

FY 2018 Dues set

The dues for FY 2018 have been set. Invoices will be sent out in July 2017. Details here:  FY 2018 Dues

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Tyler Technologies Named Apparent Winner with IasWorld CAMA System

MassIT along with the procurement committee has selected Tyler Technologies, with its IasWorld software, as the apparent winner in the RFQ process for a new CAMA system for CSC communities. We are thrilled by this announcement, as Tyler is one of the leading assessment software vendors in the world, and provides a native cloud system […]

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New LA4 Report Available

The DOR has updated the requirements for the LA4 Report.  The new report is now available for all CSC communities.  If you have a local installation (e.g. Oracle) you can get the file here: LA4 LINK If you need help with the install, contact DLS support and they will be happy to assist you. All […]

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Mass IT Releases RFQ for State CAMA System

CAMA System Bid Process As mentioned in previous updates, the state is moving forward on its commitment to replace the current CSC/State CAMA system.  MassIT is taking the lead in this process, having received a $500,000 capital allocation for this purpose.  

The state procurement process is a bit different from municipal procurement, and can be a much […]

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Stonewall Solutions Selected for Support Services

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted to announce that Stonewall Solutions Inc. has been selected to provide support services in response to the RFP procurement process. The decision was very challenging, and the board really appreciated the members’ participation in this process. Your collective feedback helped tremendously. All three vendors presented […]

RFP – Support Services

The Community Software Consortium (CSC) is soliciting Proposals for the acquisition of Software Support Services for its suite of Municipal Software. A software support service should be able to carry out tasks such as: remote trouble shooting and software conflict solving, installation and basic usability assistance, as well as supplying updates and patches for bugs […]

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2017 Membership Dues Now Payable

The 2017 Membership dues are now ready for members. Annual Dues for FY 2017The Community Software Consortium (CSC) consists of multiple membership tiers. Each community member belongs to the General Membership Tier and additionally can belong to one or more tiers. Dues Assessments are determined annually by vote of the members of each tier. Beginning in […]

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Non Profit Status

The Community Software Consortium is officially a non-profit.  We’ve received our IRS letter as well as tax exempt certification from the State of Massachusetts!

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Remote IT program now open to more communities

Funded by the Commonwealth’s Community Innovation Challenge grant program, the CSC is offering remote cloud-based backup of all your town’s critical data. Having successfully setup our first 10 communities, we are now able to open the program up to additional communities until we have reached our funding cap. Communities need to sign up by Oct […]