Sun ThisWeekApple Valley Eyeing Maintenance Needs for City Buildings

The city of Apple Valley will soon be using a new software program to help with better long term facilities maintenance planning.

Later this year, the city expects to begin using software provided through Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewable energy company. The City Council approved an agreement with Ameresco for “asset sustainability planning and software services” on Dec. 12.

Per the agreement, the city is spending $58,975 for an initial inventory assessment, data entry and software training. There will be an annual fee of $5,850 for the software. Ameresco has not yet started its work but city expects the company will be finished with the project between 90 and 120 days from the start date, said Ron Hedberg, finance director.

“The biggest thing is it’s a progression of a more formal long-term financial plan for the city. That’s what we will be using it for,” he said.

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