Marion County announced it signed a contract with Manatron, Inc., for the reassessment of all commercial and industrial properties in Marion County.
The county said in a news release that Manatron was selected after the county solicited bids from all professional appraisers certified by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF). Marion County agreed to pay Manatron $1.8 million to complete the reassessment by February 1, 2008.
Manatron partnered with the Schneider Corporation, an Indianapolis-based Women Business Enterprise with strong political ties to Peterson, to provide GIS Assessment Analysis services. According to the county's press release, Schneider will use its expertise with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to assist Manatron.
Is it not time to get rid of these elected assessors?