Morgan among 37 counties to receive preservation grant
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and the Records Management and Preservation Board (RMPB) announced 37 West Virginia county commissions are receiving a total of $398,480 in grant funds for records management and preservation projects.
"These funds help with efforts to enhance citizens' access to records, while protecting important original records for future generations. For instance, in Hampshire and Hardy counties, the grant given today will enable the Commissions to rebind and encapsulate their earliest survey books, dating from the eighteenth century."
Morgan County Commission will receive, $9,986 to restore and rebind the earliest chancery and law order books in the circuit clerk's office, and purchase roller shelving that will enhance access to the land books in the assessor's office.
The Records Management and Preservation Board was created by the West Virginia Legislature in 2000 to develop a system of records management and preservation for county governments.
Funding for the grants program comes from filing fees collected by county clerks and deposited in the special Public Records and Preservation Account. Applications for the next grant cycle will be available September 1.
For more information call at 304-558-0230, ext. 150.