The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

County Increases GIS Fees

by Sally Day, The Quill

Henderson County Board members agreed to raise the GIS fees from $15 to $20.

The board talked about raising the fees to $25 during the March 13, 2012 meeting.

GIS (Geographical Information System) is the payment of documents recorded at the court house.

These include properties; such as mortgages, liens, and deeds. This increase will bring the amount to pay $47 per document.

In a discussion about this, the board mentioned they would look at this in the budget and decide whether to raise it again.

Zoning Officer Coral Seitz talked to the board about software package to assist with the mapping of county areas.

The Bruce Harris Company would place all the maps onto the software. Zoning Officer Seitz said she could add variances, chemical hazard locations, and flood maps, as in 100 year and 500 year flood maps.

Board member Curt Eisenmayer asked if this could include 911 mapping. "We should work toward that," he noted. The initial, one-time cost of this service would be $6,795 and $400 after the first year for maintenance. The board passed a motion to accept this service.

In other business the board: