Sunday, August 28, 2016

Why are Hamilton County Surveyor Public Records Blocked and Misleading

It is very interesting that if you go on the Internet to check out a simple Hamilton County Surveyor document you find it blocked. In fact I found one after another blocked. So you have to dig to find the answer. Here is an example:
Harry Herr Drain, Maintenance Assessment Increase

Go ahead copy it and put in your Google search

Save you some time here is the link

Now on this page click on the name, in fact click on any of the Drain names and here is what you get:

“Blocked by Content Security Policy

This page has a content security policy that prevents it from being loaded in this way.

Firefox prevented this page from loading in this way because the page has a content security policy that disallows it.”

OK so go to the County website and here is what you find:
“Drainage Notices
Posted on: August 25, 2016
Harry Herr Drain, Maintenance Assessment Increase
Harry Herr Drain, Maintenance Assessment Increase
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 405 of the 1965 Indiana Drainage Code that this Board, prior to final adjournment on August 22, 2016 has issued an order adopting the Schedule of Assessments, filed the same and made public announcement thereof at the hearing and ordered publication. If judicial review of the findings and order of the Board is not requested pursuant to Article Eight of this code within twenty (20) days from the date of this publication, the order shall be conclusive.
Hamilton County Drainage Board
Attest: Lynette Mosbaugh “

Of course this public notice says nothing. Anyone reading it would have no clue, you would assume an assessment was increased where this drain is located. How much? Where is it? 
When you dig further you can find the actual letter to the Drainage Board that does not call for an increase but rather keeping the assessment the same as established in 2014. So why is the title for an “increase.”

Maybe we need to have plain English established in the Surveyor’s Office?  Maybe the County Drainage Board should not have approved a letter with a misleading title? Why is there a security policy on a drainage notice?

Maybe its time for the voters of Hamilton County to elect a new Surveyor with proven government administrative capabilities and engineering expertise. I still have no clue where this drain is located.

Joe Weingarten for Surveyor

Approved and paid for by Weingarten for Surveyor

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