Madison County supervisors are looking at updating their current policy when dealing with public records requests. 

Chancery Clerk Ronny Lott asked supervisors to authorize Board Attorney Katie Bryant Snell to review the current policy and make recommendations because the current policy is “costing taxpayers money.”

“We’ve had multiple requests, many from out of state for this information,” Lott said. “Our current policy basically costs the taxpayers money.”

Snell said the county is not consistent with the law as it is and they currently provide a “much shorter turnaround time.”

She said the county receives a lot of requests from different groups wanting information for different purposes and it ties up employees’ time. 

Supervisors unanimously approved Snell to look at the current public records policy and provide recommendations at a future meeting.