by Andrew Henderson
The Fulton Community Development Agency was awarded a $48,587 grant from the New York State Archives, according to Fulton CDA Executive Director Joe Fiumara.
The grant will be used to create a storage facility for current inactive records and will address anticipated growth due to expanding storage requirements of the Fulton City Court as well as other city departments, said Fiumara.
The new storage facility will provide a clean, climate-controlled secure area for inactive files; ensure a safe working environment for city employees; and significantly improve the quality and efficiency of the city’s records management operation.
The grant is through the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund Act, which is a dedicated fund to improve records management and archival administration in New York’s local governments.
It is comprised of the fees collected by county clerks and the New York City Register for the recording of selected documents, and for the assignment by county clerks of index numbers for certain court cases.
The New York State Archives is a unit of the New York State Education Department.