Marion County Assessment and Tax Information To Be Available On LineThe Marion County Board has approved a contract that will eventually allow all records in the Supervisor of Assessments office to be available on line. Supervisor of Assessment's Patty Brough says the DEVNET Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal and on-line Property Inquiry program will allow all assessments, property sketches and photos, as well as property tax bills to be displayed on line. The $21,486 contract begins December first. Brough is not certain how long it will take for the on-line portion of the program to go live on the internet.
The Marion County Sheriff's Department Fraternal Order of Police and the Marion County Board are headed to arbitration. Finance Committee Chair Terry Johnston made the announcement at the Tuesday night Marion County Board meeting. The two sides sat down only once during the negotiating process so far and no progress was made on reaching an agreement on a three year contract. The union represents deputies, correctional officers, and dispatchers at the Marion County Sheriff's Department. Their old contract expired on November 30th, 2011 and they've been working without an agreement since that time.
The Marion County Board approved $49,520 in bills to pay for construction of a new bridge on Marshall Creek Road over Jims Creek. The road had to be closed when heavy rains washed out parts of the old bridge. The board also approved a $16,500 engineering study with Rhutasel and Associates for improvements to Shanghai Road at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing.
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