Press release from the Allen County Government:
AIC Honors Allen County Government at Awards Ceremony
Three Allen County elected officials have been recognized for their outstanding work in the past year by the Association of Indiana Counties. At its awards ceremony on Wednesday night, the AIC presented the 2009 County Achievement Award to Allen County and the office of County Recorder John McGauley for creation of its Neighborhood Resource Center.
Counties that win this prestigious award must demonstrate that the project meets the following criteria:
- Substantial leadership to plan and complete the project
- It can be utilized by other counties.
- It resulted in cost savings or increased efficiency and effectiveness of government.
- It was a creative approach to finding solutions for a difficult problem.
The web site was launched in October 2008. In its first year of existence, over 8,200 users (an average of nearly 700 users per month) have taken advantage of it. The site allows users the unlimited ability to search, download and print restrictive covenants at no cost. The Neighborhood Resource Center is available by clicking here.
“Covenant violations are perhaps the most common cause of conflicts between neighbors, yet covenants are a mystery to many property owners,” said McGauley. “Few people even know where to look for a copy of their covenants. We felt that free, easy-to-find online access to restrictive covenants would prove to be a proactive problem-solving tool and a way of increasing awareness of the valuable resources available in the Recorder’s Office.”
Also at the ceremony, Allen County Clerk of the Courts Therese Brown was named the AIC’s Outstanding Clerk and Allen County Assessor Stacey O’Day was named the state’s Outstanding Assessor.