Grayson Co. running out of storage space for county records

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- As Grayson County grows, so do the many records kept by county officials, and the old courthouse is running out of storage space.

County leaders are remodeling a building in Precinct One to store those documents. County officials say they have spent close to $25,000 to store old records on the fourth floor of the courthouse.

Documents at the Sherman Health Department were damaged by floodwaters in June, which cost the county even more money to dry them out.

Officials say moving the records to a refurbished, climate-controlled structure will help them stay organized and save money in the long run.

"It’s an ever-growing problem because we just continue to accumulate more documents so to try and stem that we're looking at a digitizing effort where we can scan documents and throw them away instead of having to store them," Grayson County purchasing agent Jeff Schneider says.

Officials hope to start moving in some of the oldest documents within the next couple of months.

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  • by me Location: Sherman on Jan 9, 2008 at 08:37 PM
    Ever heard of paper reduction? Does the county really NEED ALL of those forms you make us fill out?
  • by dave Location: sherman on Jan 9, 2008 at 08:31 PM
    would be cheaper in the long run to have them scanned and put on a disk or in to servers on the 4th floor of the court house
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