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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 […]

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The RPIS Condo Enhancements are now available.

A new version of the CSC’s Real Property Information System (RPIS) will be available to all members starting June 9th.  In addition to the new Condo features, a number of smaller issues were addressed.  Contact your DLS IT advisor to get the new version of RPIS.  (CSC Cloud users will receive the update automatically – coming […]

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Read the CSC Connections from DLS

Each Quarter, the DLS provides helpful information and updates. Click here to read the latest issue, or catch up on prior news.      

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New Cost Tables Now Available

The 2014 RPIS Cost Tables are now available for download. Values were derived from Marshall & Swift as of January 1, 2014 and should be used for FY 2015 triennial certification programs.   Get them here:  Member Cost Tables

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Town of Washington and CSC receive $128,000 CIC Innovation Grant for Connecting the Dots: Public Access, Cloud Accounting, and Security

PATRICK ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $4 MILLION IN COMMUNITY INNOVATION CHALLENGE GRANTS FOR MUNICIPALITIES, REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND PLANNING AGENCIES ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS   BOSTON – Thursday, February 6, 2014 –Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor today announced the 37 projects slated to receive funding from the $4 million Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program.  Now in […]

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CSC Application Suite Upgrades Currently in Progress

Assessors CSC Real Property Information System (RPIS) as well as the Tax Administration (Collection) applications are currently undergoing software design enhancements.   The enhancements to both applications were requested and funded by members of each tier.  The Assessing membership tier approved of a complete re-design of the RPIS Condo Unit record. The enhancements will allow end […]

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CSC Personal Property Application ~ Table Updates and Upgrades

The Personal Property Application, part of the group’s application suite, has been upgraded for FY 2014.  Modifications to the application include FY 2014 base table updates of Marshall and Swift costs.  Included in table updates for FY 2014 are three new categories of items:  Sports/ Recreation Centers, Service Repair, and Closed Circuit Security.  Additionally, Farm […]

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Results of Schedule A Enhancements

This is a repost of an article from the January 2, 2014 City & Town. Results of Schedule A Enhancements David L. Davies – Information Technology Director About a year ago, a survey on Schedule A submissions on DLS Gateway generated strong opinions on two issues: 1.) Re-formatting Part 3 to make it easier to […]

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FY 2016 Dues Set

At the annual meeting in September, the FY 2016 dues were set.  More information here.