The City of South St. Paul is getting ready to introduce ePermits as part of their daily business process.
After several months of discussions, preparations, database/web site setup, training, and testing, the City of South St. Paul is excited to introduce this new functionality to contractors and homeowners alike.
Currently, we have 15 PIMS cities utilizing the ePermits module, with more cities to follow.
Both Ramsey and White Bear Lake are currently working on database configurations and module setup.
Within the next few months, we will have 18 (out of 23) PIMS cities using ePermits!
During the month of March each year assessors have several deadlines to meet.
Value information for all parcels within the city must be submitted to the county for approval. Once the assessment values have been accepted the assessors are able to move forward with the mailing of valuation notices to all owners of the parcels.
Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting must then be made available to the public for owners to appeal the valuation or classification set by the assessment staff.
Updated property owner information is then sent to the county. By March 15th property characteristics for exempt properties needs to also be submitted to the county.
Then by the end of the month, information and valuation of personal property need to be submitted.
Vermont Systems, the developers of RecTrac (LOGISâ€™ Parks and Recreation software) is offering an educational symposium in August 2016 in their home state of Vermont. The sessions will include two separate tracks: one for classes in converting from RecTrac 10.3 to 3.1, and one going into detail on version 3.1 (the newer, browser-based version on RecTrac). LOGIS will be sending two representativesâ€”Paul Norton and Sue Christiansenâ€”to cover both tracks. Any RecTrac user from our cities is also invited to attend. Information about the symposium should have already been emailed to you, but if youâ€™d like to know more, please contact LOGIS RecTrac support.
The CIS Infinity Midwest Regional User Group has doubled in size since 2014 to 18 members.Â The membership consists of CIS Infinity clients from businesses in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.Â LOGIS is an active member of this group, participating in the annual meeting in Madison, WI.
The annual meeting provides a forum for CIS Infinity users and support staff to network and discuss software functionality, software and support issues, processes, new releases, interfaces and any other commonalities. Staff from the software provider, Advanced Utility Systems, also attends this annual meeting to review software enhancements, promote new interfaces, and respond to client questions or concerns.
The 2016 user group meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 27th and will focus on best practices for testing/implementing platform movement, electronic bill print and presentment outsourcing, process mapping and water and electric utility break-out sessions.