Since the Dilly, Dally, Delay & Stall Law Firms are adding their billable hours, the Toyota U.S.A. and Route 44 Toyota posts have been separated here:

Route 44 Toyota Sold Me A Lemon

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Assessor Does It Again!

A friend from another part of the state asked me if I knew how inappropriate this system was for my town and then proceeded to explain more than I cared to know.
It's pretty interesting to ask for information after buying a system.
Only in Middleboro!

Good Afternoon,

Has anyone used ESRI for GIS? We recently went with them for software and support and we were under the impression they have multiple towns as clients, some of which have Vision for their CAMA system. Well let me tell you I would never recommend them for assessing needs. They do not have a CLUE what our needs are nor do they spend a lot of time finding out. I’ve sent someone for training twice, the first time taking the class they recommended for her to take (she previously had training & worked in GeoMedia) and when they did not cover anything having to do with mapping for Assessors offered to do a one on one with her at their office. It started off by taking an hour to connect so they could use our database and then had to keep calling different people in to find out answers or how to do something and both of these training sessions were AFTER they were sent a detailed list of our needs.

I’m just curious if anyone else has used them and if so what your experience has been. Thank you for all your help past, present and future.

Barbara Erickson, M.A.A.
Assessor/Appraiser for the
Middleborough Board of Assessors
Ph 508-946-2410
Fax 508-946-4430

Wednesday, August 4, 2010



The state will begin aerial spraying Wednesday evening, the Department of Public Health announced Tuesday, a response to a higher-than-usual presence of disease-carrying mosquitoes, which DPH has described as a "serious public health concern." "This is an important step in our fight against mosquito-borne illness, but it's not the only one," Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement. "I urge residents across the state to take simple, common-sense steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes. These include using bug spray and covering up when outdoors, especially during peak mosquito hours of dusk to dawn." According to the Patrick administration, spraying will affect: Acushnet, Berkley, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, Dartmouth, East Bridgewater, Easton, Fairhaven, Freetown, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, New Bedford, Norton, Pembroke, Plympton, Plymouth, Raynham, Rochester, Taunton, Wareham and West Bridgewater. According to DPH, the pesticide being used has "been proven safe for humans at these levels" and is already used in ground spraying. The administration said the spraying would be delayed if weather conditions worsened.

In response to my comment:

A friend sent a note:

I understand that the pesticide is "anvil".

New York State is very forthcoming with information.