CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Probate Office has implemented e-recording of some documents. Wendy Lambert, the office’s bookkeeper, address the Cullman County Commission at its meeting Tuesday.
Speaking on behalf of Cullman County Probate Judge Tammy Brown, Lambert said, “Judge Brown is always looking for ways to improve the services of the Cullman County Probate Office, and we’re very proud to announce the judge has implemented e-recording for our customers. And what that means is now documents that the probate office records such as deeds, mortgages, mortgage satisfactions (sic) can now be recorded electronically.”
According to Lambert, the office is using a vendor named Simplifile. She said e-recording benefits the public, financial institutions and attorneys the probate office serves, at no cost to the County. She said some advantages of using Simplifile are that documents are recorded in minutes, mailing costs are avoided for out of state businesses, no checks have to be written and documents are returned electronically, eliminating payment errors, saving time and reducing rejections.
The commission approved the following items:
- A public hearing at the commission’s June regular monthly meeting regarding a proposed action under Alabama Constitutional Amendment 909 to create an Employee Appreciation Program. Members of the public will be given the opportunity to be heard on this topic at that time. This item will be considered for approval at the June meeting as well.
- Resolution 2023-26: Change speed limit to 30 mph on County Road 1116
- Authorize the chairman to sign Letter of Authorization to submit an application to the Alabama Department of Youth Services to fund FY 2023-24; 2024-25 Cullman County Youth Advocate Program at an estimated annual total project cost of $213,272
- Authorize the chairman to sign Letter of Authorization to submit an application to the Alabama Department of Youth Services to fund FY 2023-24; 2024-25 Blount County Youth Advocate Program at an estimated annual total project cost of $99,064
- Authorize the chairman to sign Letter of Authorization to submit an application to the Alabama Department of Youth Services to fund FY 2023-24; 2024-25 Jackson County Youth Advocate Program at an estimated annual total project cost of $144,676
- Authorize the chairman to sign Technical Assistance Agreement to implement the Alabama Community Broadband Technical Assistance Program
- Consider ServLine Proposal at the Water Department and authorize the chairman to sign all related paperwork
- Consider adopting revisions to the Cullman County Commission Employee Handbook, to be effective May 17, 2023
- Consider ratifying the Cullman County Library bid award for new bookmobile to sole-bidder Eckenrod Ford in the amount of $55,826.48. This is to be paid from an LTSA grant
- Consider providing I.T. services to District Attorney’s Office with an annual renewable service agreement and authorize the chairman to sign all related documents
- Consider Memorandum of Understanding with Cullman County Master Gardeners for Arboretum at Sportsman Lake Park
- Consider the proposed preliminary plat Hamby Subdivision, a minor subdivision containing 10 lots located off County Road 599
- Consider the proposed preliminary plat Ryan’s View Subdivision, a major subdivision containing 27 lots located off County Road 102
- Consider the proposed preliminary plat, The Homestead Subdivision, a minor subdivision containing six lots located off County Road 768
- Extend Bid No. 1396: Concrete to Ready Mix USA
- Award Bid No. 1434: Corrugated Metal Pipe to Twin Oaks
- Bid No. 1436: Recycled Asphalt Pavement Millings (RAP Millings)-No Bidder
- Award Bid No. 1437: Full Depth Reclamation to Chilton Contractors
- Award Bid No. 1438: Used Vertical Lift Skid Steer Loader to Preferred Rental
- The next commission work session will be Thursday, June 22, at 4 p.m. in the commission meeting room. The next meeting will follow at 6.
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