The Grimes County Clerk’s Office keeps preserving records from the county’s history at he top of their top priorities.
Clerk Vanessa Burzynski presented recently a bid for preserving more of the records her office has had to keep and file by hand in the past.
“Completing the scanning of Commissioner’s Court minutes, completing the marriage books, and our military discharge records. So, I have $80,000 in Fund 54. If I do project two and three, the minutes and marriage records, that totals $78,511.82,” said Burzynski. ” I do have some funds in Fund 21, some of that is being used for my part-time scanning person. But, I do have about $60,000 left over in there I can also spend.”
She says as far as he military discharge records go, they are currently in a storage facility, and would not be public record.
Of the five projects she presented, she did say one of them could be left for later.
“The Commissioner’sd Court files, project one, that is a big project, big cost number…so, I am just going to put that one on hold,” said Burzynski.
Commissioner’s approved options two through five for county record preservation with Cofile, to be paid out of Funds 54 and 21.
Burzynski was also asked if they could scan the documents in house, but says they are not equipped to do that on their own.