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Below find the most recent press release from the office of David O’Neill, Fayette County PVA.  Older press releases are listed by date in the right menu.  For press inquiries, please contact Lori Kidwell at Lori.Kidwell@ky.gov or (859)246-2722.

Fayette PVA Reduces Vehicles, Increases Technology

Posted by fusioncorp on August 26, 2009

(Lexington, KY) -- Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill gave the "Westward, Ho" today to send a caravan of four more PVA office pool cars to Frankfort to be sold. The measure will save taxpayer dollars, according to O'Neill.

“I’m reducing our automobile fleet roughly by half, from 11 vehicles when I took office in March, down to six,” O’Neill said. “In addition to saving taxpayers over $5,000 per year in insurance, fuel, maintenance and parking costs, we will invest the revenue generated from the sale of the cars to improvements in our technology.”

One automobile has already been sold. “All proceeds from the vehicle sales will be applied toward the cost of GIS, aerial photography and other new technologies, which we will use to complete much of the research that previously required costly and time- consuming field inspections,” O'Neill said.

“In many cases, aerial photography eliminates the need for an assessor to leave the office, drive to the property, disturb the property owner, access the grounds and return to the office with the data,” O’Neill said. “This approach is much safer, more environmentally friendly, faster and much more efficient without compromising accuracy.”