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Schofield to contract assessment services from Wausau in 2013


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) - Wausau will be providing assessment services to the city of Schofield under a new agreement.

The move will return a certified assessor to Schofield after a contractor that had been working for the city retired this fall. Mayor Ken Fabel says this will also help Schofield as they deal with an upcoming full valuation of the city. "That's got to be done by 2015. Also we need to move over to digital records, that's a state requirement."

Wausau staff say they'll be happy to help work with Schofield over the next several years. Wausau mayor Jim Tipple says his city is ready to help. "We have 143 years of assessment services, and that's the quality that will be coming to the city of Schofield." With the change, Schofield residents will have access to assessor services during the regular business hours that the city offices are open in Wausau, and will have access to digital records once they're transferred over.

The cost for the contract is around 24-thousand dollars a year.