February 10, 2011

Accomplishments Include Reduced Budget, Technology Advances and Protecting Residents

As many government offices struggle to maintain core services, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk has reaped the benefit of careful planning and emerged as a modern, efficient and effective government operation despite reductions in staffing and costs.

The 2010 Annual Report, released today, highlights successful efforts to save tax dollars, mainly through the reduction of staff through attrition, the careful allocation of overtime, and the implementation of technology that reduces the need for both.  “Our new Property Records Electronic Portal alone has captured $830,000 in savings in its first year” shared Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni.  “And we continue to partner with various state agencies and the courts to find additional efficiencies and save additional tax dollars.”

The report also details state and national recognition the County Clerk staff received while working in partnership with Westchester's Department of Information Technology.  These awards highlight the commitment of the Office of the Westchester County Clerk to projects that allow them to deliver better service at a lower cost not only now, but also when the economy improves.

“And we never lose sight of our most basic mission – protecting our residents and businesses” continued Idoni.  “While we are always vigilant with our record-keeping, we have gone beyond the conventional by assisting in such areas as foreclosures and small claims assessment reviews, as they become more prominent as a result of our struggling economy.”

The Office of the Westchester County Clerk is located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in White Plains and is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.  For more information, or for a copy of the 2010 Annual Report, please visit our website at www.westchesterclerk.com or call (914)995-3081.