TITUSVILLE, Florida - The Brevard County Clerk of Courts office is referring follow-up questions about staffing and office space to its contractor in regards to the $8.5 million court records digitizing project.
The questions emailed to the Clerk’s office and BlueWare included clarification on employment issues, such as current staffing (including veteran hiring), Economic Development Commission incentives, supposed high turnover rates, and whether a former associate of County Clerk Mitch Needelman has been hired in company management. The inquiry also asked more specific questions about the permanent digitizing site that BlueWare/BlueGem claims is near finalization.
“The Clerk’s office is in receipt of the public records request you submitted on 10/30/12,” responded Katerina Pringis, a Public Records Research Clerk for the Brevard County Clerk of Courts, to a Brevard Times email request. “According to Clerk’s counsel, the subject matter of the questions contained in your request is not under the purview of the Clerk. For this reason, your request has been forwarded to BlueWare for reply. It is my understanding that BlueWare will be responding in some capacity to your request by Wednesday, 11/7/12.”
An email request for answers was sent to BlueWare on 10/23/12. A BlueWare employee said today she did not know whether the company would respond.
The initial article – with quotes from the Clerk’s office, Scott Ellis, and a BlueWare representative - can be linked at http://cpnews.brevardtimes.com/2012/10/court-records-digitizing-underway.html.