Tax assessor website updated, more user friendly by Jack Criss The Bolivar Bullet When it comes to the necessity of paying fees, renewing tags and collecting taxes, newly elected Assessor/Collector Will Hooker wanted people to spend more time online than in line during the COVID pandemic. Towards that end, the county’s website www.co.bolivar.ms.us added new links and provided new updates to give citizens greater convenience and peace of mind during this challenging year. “We now offer a litany of services on our website, from boat registration to GIS maps,” said Hooker. “The issue came up frequently during my campaign earlier even before I was elected in November of last year, before the pandemic hit, when I heard from business owners and the general public that they wanted to see upgrades on the site and have more flexibility and convenience when it came to paying fees, taxes and accessing other services. COVID only made the need for these upgrades more paramount. Of course, we’re still open at the county courthouse and can serve people, but we’re limited as to the number of people who can come in at one time and dealing with all of the restrictions in place with the virus. But, we’re glad now to be able to provide our citizens the options that best fits their needs and particular situation.” The upgrades to the site were made through software additions and required no extra funding, said Hooker. “We just had to modify some existing things and make
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