Enhanced Access Fund-Fee 2019

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ORDINANCE-2019-15

ORDINANCE OF THE STARKE COUNTY COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH STARKE COUNTY RECORDER’S

ENHANCED ACCESS FUND/FEE

WHEREAS, Pursuant to I.C. 5-14-3-8.3, the Starke County Council is authorized to establish an Enhanced Access Fund; and

WHEREAS, Pursuant I.C. 5-14-3-8(h), the Starke County Council is authorized to establish an Enhanced Access Fee to be collected by the Starke County Recorder; and

WHEREAS, Starke County has entered into a contract With a third party, Fidlar Technologies, to provide enhanced access to the public records of the Starke County Recorder’s Office; and

WHEREAS, the Starke County Recorder recommends that a fee be charged to the public for such access pursuant to said contract entered into under I.C. 5-14-3-3.5.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE STARKE COUNTY COUNCIL AS FOLLOWS:

  1. That there be established an Enhanced Access Fund #1140, for the deposit by Starke County Recorder of fees received by the Starke County Recorder from providing enhanced access to the general public for access to the public records of the Starke County Recorder’s office.
  2. That there further be established a reasonable fee structure for the Starke County Recorder for providing such enhanced access to the general public for access to the records of the Starke County Recorder’s office.
  3. That said fee(s) setout by a certain contract entered into between Starke County and Fidlar Technologies, shall establish a monthly subscriber fee and a Single use fee.
  4. Pursuant to IC. 5-14-3-8.3, fees collected under this ordinance shall be used to cover/defray the cost for replacement, improvement, and expansion for such enhanced access to public records and such operating expenses incurred in providing such service. Said fees shall be deposited into the Recorder Enhanced Access Fund #1140