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Backlog Could Hinder Preparation of Tax Bills

McDonough County – McDonough County's assessments office must clear up a backlog of land transfer records if the county tax bills will go out on time. Supervisor of Assessments Tammy Camp has been without a technician to update and make changes in the county's computerized land records. Camp is interviewing applicants, but she says when a new person is hired, they will have at least two months of work to catch up with. Camp says unless the records are up to date soon, the state could prevent the county from sending out its property tax bills. Camp has made arrangements for help if needed from the W-I-U Geographic Information Systems center. She says personnel there are familiar with the WIU system, and would be able to help her new staff member learn the county's program and help with the records backlog.