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Adam Bello

Tianna Manon

The Republican Majority Caucus of the Monroe County Legislature is demanding an investigation of how documents are treated at the Department of Motor Vehicles in the County Clerk's office.

This week, News10NBC reported that documents containing personal information were simply thrown away instead of properly disposed of at the Henrietta and Irondequoit branches.

A change is coming to a refund policy from the Monroe County Clerk’s office that will impact you if you’re buying or selling a home.

Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello announced that his office will now issue full refunds for overpayments on deed and mortgage recordings. This reverses a former policy that capped the refund to taxpayers at $5, while the county pocketed the rest of the refund as revenue. Bello says that the County collected an average of $15,000 a year in overpayments since 2010, which is when the County started tracking the revenue.

Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello is not happy that the Republican-led county legislature stripped out funding for a proposed downtown DMV location. Bello says the anti-poverty initiative has shown how important it is to offer services to city residents related to transportation. Republicans have said their decision was based on providing more funding for child care services. Bello and Monroe County Legislature Majority Leader Brian Marianetti (R-Greece) are in studio to debate.

Scott Congel's reaction was brief. In a statement to WXXI he says "We disagree with the Judge's decision and will exercise our right to appeal."

State Supreme Court Judge Matthew Rosenbaum threw out his lawsuit against the Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County and the East Irondequoit School District pointing out Congel knew what he was doing when he agreed to tax abatements. He claimed the deal would help him transform Medley Centre, which hasn't happened.