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County joins GIS program

By Staff, 11/28/17 9:19 AM

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PRESCOTT – In a special called meeting Monday, the Nevada County Quorum Court voted to join the Geological Information System.

This had to be approved no later than Nov. 30, according to Nevada County Judge Mark Glass. This system will cost the county $30,000 and is a program Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants all counties to have. Until the meeting, Nevada was one of three counties in the state not on the GIS program.

Nevada County is the only county in the state getting financial assistance to get on the program, as the state will be paying $45,000. The county’s portion will come from the county general fund.

This is a mapping program that will primarily be used in the county assessor’s office, with the cost coming from this area of the county general budget. JP Bob Cummings said this program has the ability to go to street level and show pretty much everything.

Dale Booker, 911 coordinator, asked if his office would be required to move to this new system. He was told it wouldn’t. Cummings said only the assessor’s office will be required to have this system, but it the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office can get on it if it wants, as can the circuit clerk’s office.

It was pointed out this program will also include information concerning the City of Prescott. The measure passed.

Before the meeting adjourned, Cummings said he’d visited with Nevada County Sheriff Danny Martin about overtime and vacation time deputies haven’t been able to take off, saying they would have time left at the end of the year. He suggested the county pay the deputies for their time.

Martin said the deputies have their comp time down, but everyone works holidays and gets paid straight time for it. He said the NCSO would try to get the balance down by the end of the year.

 

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