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Seneca County engages Sewall to develop online tax parcel solution

(Old Town, Maine--28 July 2008)  Seneca County, New York, and national GIS firm James W. Sewall Company announced today at the annual conference of the New York State Association of Directors of Real Property Tax Services the award of a contract to develop and deploy the eParcel Hub™, an innovative on-line solution for delivering tax parcel data to the public and for streamlining tax collection information management and other assessment-related processes. eParcel Hub will enable the County to house comprehensive tax assessment, billing, and payment data in one location and to maintain and monitor this data quickly and efficiently on-line. Importantly, the public can also access the same information on-line, improving the delivery of services and optimizing the effectiveness of County staff resources.

Earlier this year, Sewall formed the Geospatial Solutions operating group to leverage broad capabilities in GIS data production and analysis, systems engineering and integration, product development, and technical project management for the benefit of our clients in government and industry. Since the acquisition of Weiler Mapping in 2003, Sewall has built an extensive presence in New York State, maintaining tax maps and databases for county and local governments that include over 20 percent of all tax parcels in the State. Sewall is currently leveraging this expertise as well as access to important GIS data to assist local officials in New York in the development of shared services and advanced public administration capabilities.

About Sewall: Founded in 1880, Sewall is an integrated team of geospatial, engineering and natural resource consultants who partner with clients to create practical, sustainable solutions. The company’s diverse portfolio is based on 100 years' experience in surveying and civil engineering; 60 years' in aerial mapping; and 20 years' in GIS and software application development. Sewall has 11 offices in cities nationwide, including Elmira, New York. To obtain more information on Sewall offerings and services, please contact: J. Randall Cercopely, Solutions Manager, at 843 224 6953;

About Seneca County and the Seneca County Real Property Tax Office: Embraced by Seneca and Cayuga lakes, Seneca County is the essence of the Finger Lakes. Vineyards, parks, museums, outdoor attractions, unique shopping, plus great food and wine overlook the lakes. In this great environment for business, residence and recreation, the Seneca County Real Property Tax Office is dedicated to performing professionally and courteously in order to better assist taxpayers, assessors and the County Board of Supervisors with all aspects of real property tax.


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