Cape County collector, assessor to get improved software

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved Monday expanding the capabilities of its assessor's and collector's software to streamline the creation of comprehensive real estate and tax reports.

Eric McGowen, information technology director, said that the county routinely receives requests for customized reports that have to be individually created at an hourly rate. The updated software will create a master report that covers all typically requested information and will be made available for a flat fee.

Tyler Technologies of Dallas, the provider of the existing software, will provide the update, which will cost an estimated $4,200 to $4,800. Half the cost will come from the assessor's new equipment fund and half will come from the information technology new equipment fund.

Other business

* A bid was awarded for grading County Road 401. The winner, Elmer Buchheit Construction of Friedheim, was the lowest bidder of five companies at $131,020.

* A bid was also awarded to provide the steel structure for shelter No. 8 in Cape County Park North. Southeast Fabricating Inc. of Cape Girardeau was the lowest of five bidders at $8,239 for a structural frame constructed of three-eighths-inch thick steel.

Shelter No. 8 was demolished along with shelter No. 7 to create space for Melaina's Magical Playland, a handicapped-accessible playground that broke ground in March. Once rebuilt, shelter No. 8 will be one of the park's largest shelters and will be able to seat 120 to 140 people, according to Associate Commissioner Jay Purcell.

* Associate Commissioner Paul Koeper provided updates on several highway department projects. About two miles of County Road 233 and 2.25 miles of County Road 436 were recently paved. Next scheduled for grading is County Road 383.

* Approval of an engineering services contract for a bridge replacement project on County Road 272 was postponed until the commission meets again Thursday, pending input from the highway department.

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