The Washington County Appraisal District Board of Directors accepted a contract with Eagleview for aerial imagery services every year at its meeting on Tuesday.
The appraisal district has contracted with Eagleview, formerly known as Pictometry, since 2009 for aerial imagery services every other year.
Chief Appraiser Dyann White said the aerials are used to confirm agricultural use, discover new construction outside of city limits and measure buildings when the appraisal district cannot physically get access.
The cost of the new contract is $61,446 annually.
Also on Tuesday, the board approved appointments to the agricultural advisory board, which advises the chief appraiser on the valuation and use of agricultural land.
Appointed members are Blake Eikenhorst, for a term of 2024-25; Gil Janner, 2024-25; Mark Klaus, 2024-25; Robert Lehmann, 2023-24; and Ray Thaler, 2023-24.
The board also reviewed the results of the Methods and Assistance Program (MAP) 2022 Report from the Texas Comptroller’s Office. The appraisal district received a letter from the state earlier this month saying it has completed all of the recommendations made in the MAP review released this past January.