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Clerk & Master’s Office damaged by broken HVAC line

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

EDITOR brian justice Good news for property taxpayers — bad news for those who are delinquent. A roof located heating and air conditioning unit’s copper line burst sometime between last Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, causing water damage to three Franklin County Clerk & Master’s rooms, plus a hallway. The incident threated the 360 Wilton Circle, Winchester, office’s central computer system which houses delinquent tax records and court docket information.

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