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Posted on: March 24, 2020

County Surveyor Lays Out Operations Plan During Public Distancing Period for Wright County

Wright County Surveyor Steve Jobe has provided information as to how his department will be operating under the constrictions placed on his office by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

“We are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible,” Jobe said. “Although there may be changes to our process, our level of service will continue to be of the highest standard for the citizens of Wright County.”

Jobe laid out the changes that have been made to business as usual in his department. His office is closed to the public, but all of the services that are typically provided will continue via email, online and over the phone. The only exception is the in-person review of historical survey records. This has been temporarily suspended, however a request for staff to research and convey what is in a particular document, will continue.

As it pertains to the subdivision plat review process, any new plats submitted for review during the current situation will be checked-in and disseminated to the proper county departments for feedback. Subdivision plats that are currently in the review process will continue to be reviewed and subsequently approved. The Surveyor Department’s plan as of right now, subject to change if circumstances dictate, is to take in, by appointment only, Mylars and supporting documents of subdivision plats to then be walked through the county for other county signatures. Call the Plat Review Division at (763) 682-7889, to schedule an appointment for drop off.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff will continue to provide mapping support for county departments and the public. This includes GIS software support, Beacon and other interactive mapping support, processing digital data requests, sale of mapping products that can be delivered electronically and continued GIS data creation and maintenance.

“This is an ever-changing situation and the Wright County Surveyor Department will adjust as new information becomes available,” Jobe said.

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