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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Up in the Sky, It's Superclerk!

Because she manages four separate row offices in Lehigh County, I call her Superclerk. And last night, Clerk of Judicial Records Andrea E. Naugle went through her budget presentation faster than a speeding locomotive. Maybe she does have super powers. Or maybe, as a smiling Comm'r Percy Dougherty made very clear, "You've saved us lots of money."

Asked by Commissioner Dan McCarthy about e-filing, Naugle answered, "Which office?" She indicates that 53% of all real estate instruments are now being e-recorded in the Recorder of Deeds. In the Civil Division, e-filing will be operational by the end of the year. In the Wills office, she noted that the originals are needed, but probated wills have been scanned back to 2005. That leaves the Criminal Division, where the state has imposed its own system.

Naugle indicates that since real estate business is down, she wants to take workers from that office and cross-train them in Civil, Criminal and Wills.

And then she just flew off.


Anonymous said...

Andrea's a real asset to LC. She is hard working and looks for every way to save precious taxpayer dollars. Finally a row officer who is worth the trust of the electorate.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thank you Dr. Dougherty.

Actually, I like Andrea myself. I talked to Recorder of Deeds Ann Achatz today, and she told me she's nowhere near 53% on e-recording.