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Thursday, November 22, 2012 & nla Tri-Coun News• Central Minn. O' C.ovornmont i gii °  ............. --- ............................. Stearns County gets national recognition for online property tax services Stearns County received a national award for its comprehen- sive and unique suite of online property tax services and appli- cations. The County Auditor-Trea- surer's Office won the prestigious 2012 Digital Government Achieve- ment Award in the Government to Citizen Category for its online property tax services. Recognizing that citizens have busy lives, and that paying prop- erty taxes may not be every- one's favorite civic responsibility, Stearns County makes paying taxes as easy and convenient as possible. Citizens and businesses can look up and print their prop- erty information, pay their prop- erty taxes online, and register for electronic delivery of property tax information. They can also receive payment due reminders, via e-mail or text message, prior to property tax due dates. Stearns County was the first county in Minnesota to provide electronic copies of prop- erty tax statements and notices combined with a pro-active pay- ment due notification service. Our live chat feature allows citizens to ask questions, or chat, with staff online while they're on our web- site to get one-on-one assistance and information. The County's compreheflsive suite of online tax services reduces costs. Less staff time is needed compared with the manual pro- cess of mailing property tax state- ments, processing incoming pay- ments, and answering questions. It also results in improved service for our residents. Citizens have busy lives and they aren't always able to work within the County's normal business hours of 8:00 - 4:30. Online services also reduce waste. Providing electronic tax related documents and online payment services cuts paper use and is environmentally responsi- ble. The Center for Digital Govern- ment recognized Stearns County's Online Property Tax Services as an example of innovative technol- ogy leadership in government and excellent citizen service. Legals also are available on-line at WWW. tricountynews. MH Pa t e 1:' III HIIII'I Randy Schreifels, Auditor-Treasurer, on the right, is receiving the award during their last Board Meeting. He is with Robin Weber, AT&T, the company that co-sponsors the awards with Center for Digital Government. Submitted photo. HENDRICKSON - Plumbing - Heating - Sewer Cleaning • Back Hoe Digging - Portable Toilets Sewer Pipe Thawing " SepticTank Pumping e,:. (320) 286-2368 • Kingston • Master Licensed • Insured • Bonded • Residential & Commercial • Remodel & New Construction :===::. 24 Hour Service 320-224-2788 Efficient, PLUMBING SERVICES • New • Remodel • Repair Work . Radon Testing & Mitigation 31571 G48th Ave, Litchfield 320-693-6663 ceil: 320-224-0790 Please leave message if no answer • Building Site Preparation • Demolition • Basements • Additons • Fill & Black Dirt • Septic Systems (new or repair) Larry: 320.980.3556 Kevin: 320.980.3558 Kurt: 320.980.6499 Proudly Serving the Kimball, Eden Valley, Watkins Area. THE LARGEST POLARIS DEALERSHIP ON EARTH MINNESOTA'S JOHN DEERE $UPERSTORE Utility • Motorcycles, Mowers • Tractors 720 HWY. 55 WEST • WATKINS • Repair newer & most older small engines -Snowblowers • Push & riding mowers • Carburater repair • Prep engine storage "PICK UP & DELIVERY .REASONALBE It'S never too early to get readY for Winter! Todd Rohloff 320-980-1759. Kimball Show Your • Vrieq of3x5 Flugs • Telescoping Poles • Installation Available Contact: Wally Strand 398-6782 Dan Johnson 275-2269 Bob Hermann 693-6782 KINGSTON Your Hometown Bui A leading provider of hit h quality custom kitchen and bath cabinets, mar Is, entertainment centers and bars. All of our products are made with the highest quality of wood, marble, and laminate. 550 Meeker Ave. E., Eden Valley 453-2718 • schlan ,, GIVE ME A CALL TODAY! >MAINTENANCE\>REPAIRS\>UPDATING License #2063/648 11