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Aerial mapping program coming to Livingston Parish

2 years 2 months 5 days ago March 18, 2015 Mar 18, 2015 Wednesday, March 18 2015 March 18, 2015 5:50 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Troy Gaulden

DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor showed off a new parish-wide mapping system to parish leaders, realtors and law enforcement Wednesday.

The program will be public for anyone to use, but parish entities will benefit from the mapping system. It could provide an easier way to make assessments and to make sure properties don't fall through the cracks.

"You can see everything about that house all at one spot," said Taylor. "We've been doing this for a while as far as just finding properties that weren't on the rolls. So we've found a lot of our properties, but anytime you implement a system like that you're always hoping that you're going to find some and I know we are."

Taylor says first responders can also use the mapping system to locate fire hydrants, gas lines and other essential information. Taylor also feels the parish will get more money on the tax rolls to use for road repairs and other services in the parish.

"When we can get accurate assessments and we can do more and more accurate, more money goes to the districts as they're supposed to, and that's what we're all about is getting fair and equitable assessments. That's what we're working on," he said.

The mapping program will be available to the public online on April 15.

 

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