Kovack Unveils New Technologies for 2013
For Immediate Release
Date: May 17, 2011
Contact: Nancy P. Girton, 330.725.9756
If you see some slow moving vehicles around the county for the next couple of
weeks, blame it on Auditor Mike Kovack. They are the first wave of several new
technologies that will be introduced to Medina County for the 2013
The slow moving vehicles are from the company ILOOKABOUT. They will be using 3D
cameras to record exterior appraisal data on houses throughout most of the
populous areas in the county. The pictures can be compared with information
gathered during the last reappraisal and any changes will be noted. The
vehicles will replace actual personnel walking properties and taking
measurements on structures. The process is far less intrusive than data
collectors physically measuring structures, more accurate and much more
cost-effective for county taxpayers.
The vehicles are marked with “curb survey” on the passenger side, have yellow
flashing lights and the rear is marked, “slow moving vehicle” and “vehicle makes
You will begin seeing these vehicles in the county May 19. They will be working
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, seven days a week, until the work is completed. Local
police departments and the sheriff’s office will be notified of their presence
in the county.
Data collectors will still be working in many of the less populous areas of the
county and have been working in many of the western townships already.
Kovack’s office will be introducing other new cost-and time-saving technologies
later in the appraisal process as well.