County deals with paper records management

NORWICH – The Chenango County Office Building is overflowing with paper. Records and documents are piling up in offices, closets and vaults in Norwich as well as in off-site spaces at Preston Manor and even at the Pharsalia Landfill.

A large-scale interdepartmental scanning and indexing project will be implemented this year, said Chenango County Clerk Mary Weidman, with the assistance of a newly-formed records management committee and, quite possibly, a consulting firm.

“I’ll be asking this committee for money to hire a consultant, but it shouldn’t be an outrageous amount,” Weidman told members of the Agriculture, Buildings and Grounds Committee last Tuesday. She said clerk’s office workers who are retired may be re-hired on a part-time basis in order to offset any confidentiality concerns.

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