About 79 Gardner employees have city cell phones at a cost of about $44,000 annually.
That’s about $3,690 per month or under $50 each per month.
At first glance that doesn’t seem like a bad cost, but we’re curious if the city audits usage or could negotiate a better price.
There’s no doubt some employees need cell phones. It’s a modern day must.
But as usage grows, it’s important the city monitor usage and try to maintain cost.