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The Monroe County Clerk’s office is expected to open for in-person transactions beginning June 8. The office inside the county office building has been closed since late March due to the pandemic. 

In a statement County Clerk Jamie Romeo said they’re making a number of changes to make that happen. 

Masks or face coverings will be required to enter the office. Some services will be by appointment only in order to control the amount of people in the office at any one time. All individuals entering the county office building will be required to get their temperature.checked. 

Monroe County Republicans designated candidates for local elections this year and at the top of their ticket for countywide candidates is county legislator Karla Boyce, who will run for county clerk. Boyce currently represents the 5th legislative district, which includes the towns of Rush, Mendon, and parts of Pittsford and Henrietta. She was first elected in 2011.

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Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello, a Democratic candidate for county executive, has announced a plan to combat climate change in the county.

Bello said Tuesday that the six-part plan would be a pillar of his administration if elected. It includes a Climate Action Board, something of an Environmental Management Council revival.

The board would help his administration put together a climate action plan, which would include:

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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.