Camden County Commissioners approved the county assessor's request to accept the proposal from Midland GIS Solutions for a new and improved GIS mapping system on May 24.


Camden County Commissioners approved the county assessor's request to accept the proposal from Midland GIS Solutions for a new and improved GIS mapping system on May 24.

"I think this sounds like  good deal," said Commissioner Bev Thomas.

According to County Assessor Eddie Whitworth, Midland "is very qualified to do this project."
Midland already hosts the county's website, so is familiar with working with Camden County.

The new GIS system is to include road right aways, subdivision plats, CIDs, enterprise zones, special road and bridge districts, condominium districts, FEMA information and center line mile markers.
The total project is estimated to cost $349,800, all of which will come out of the assessment account. Whitworth confirmed that money will not be taken out of the general fund for this project.

Whitworth now plans to go forth into the negotiation and contract phase of the project.
In other conversation, the commission approved the sheriff's recommendation of accepting a bid from Advanced Correctional Health Care to take over the jail medical services.

According to commissioners, medical treatment is currently taken care of in house and with the new contract the county could be saving $60-70,000 a year.

The commission accepted option 4 costing a little more than $148,000.

Martin and McNally Law Firm will not be advertising on the televisions in the Camden County  jail.
Closed circuit televisions host advertisements from local law firms inside the jail.

The commission signed a contract with Martin and McNally during their May 24 meeting.
The contract will bring in about $150 per year.