County prepares for Appraisal Board move

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners made decisions at their last meeting of the year to ensure the lines of communication remain open between the County Appraisal Board and the County Clerk’s office after the Appraisal Board moves out of the Courthouse basement in a few weeks. The court also approved changes involving the DA’s office and several other financial matters.

Limestone County Chief Appraiser Karen Wietzikoski updated county commissioners at their Dec. 23 meeting on the Board’s upcoming move to its own building beginning on Jan. 15. As part of that move, the court approved setting up unlimited Internet access to the County Clerk’s land records for the Appraisal Board.

“We’ve been sharing a lot of data between offices,” County Clerk Peggy Beck told the commissioners, “and we’ve been providing a lot of the deed records to them, probate and death records, and we want to continue to do that. So we’re going to have to have an order from the court to give them unlimited access to the Internet at no cost to the Appraisal District. That’s been our deal over the years.”

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