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Southampton goes full “Inspector Gadget” with new e-documents system

September 28, 2016 05:44PM

Welcome to the modern world, Southampton: The town now has two electronic stations to access property records such as rental permits and site plan approvals, which locals can access without having to file a Freedom of Information Law request. Dubbed “eDocs,” the system allows users to look up property information using an address or clicking on a map, Michael Baldwin, the manager of the town’s Geographic Information Systems Department, told 27East.

“Time will tell in terms of the public’s use of this, but I think it’s our responsibility to try to make information as accessible as possible to people and I think this does it—it’s free and easy,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said at a work session Thursday, according to the website.  [27E]