by Dan McClelland
The village board took the first step last week in beginning what could be a major records retention project that will secure important documents in perpetuity. The village and town leaders are working collectively on the project, which will be largely grant funded.
At Wednesday's monthly meeting the board voted unanimously to engage the firm of K. Sickler Murphy, conditional on grant funding in upcoming months.
The firm will be charged with reviewing all village and town old records, and making recommendations to both boards on what should be kept and what should be discarded.
The firm was one of two companies that responded to recent bid offerings and its charge was the lowest.
The second part of the retention project will involved a much larger government grant which will provide the necessary funds for a firm to scan and preserve all documents that the both governments want to retain.