The county recorder documents being digitized will initially only be available through the office’s public computer work stations, but the plan is to eventually make those records available online, once sensitive personal information has been redacted. The story in Sunday’s edition indicated the records would be available online much sooner.
The story also stated that former recorder Craig Brown obtained the state loan to fund the digitization effort but did not follow through with its implementation. Recorder Theresa Bosel said county commissioners were reluctant to give final approval to the project until there was a repayment plan in place they felt comfortable with.
County auditor candidate Brandon Kovach intends to serve his full term if elected. A comment attributed to him in Tuesday’s edition about serving a “couple of years” was interpreted by some as meaning he intends to step down in mid term. Kovach said he would serve the entire term, which is four years.