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County to have an archivist

Published 6:24pm Monday, October 21, 2013

With thousands of records boxed up in the Cook Building and the old Elmore County Jail, the county will now have someone to archive the documents so that they are not destroyed.

The county commission unanimously approved the request of probate judge John Enslen to create an archivist position to handle and record the thousands of documents, which date back decades.

The archivist position will be funded through the probate judge’s discretionary fund.

A $3 recording fee goes into a specific discretionary fund, which by law, can only be used for archiving.

The commission did table Enslen’s request to allow citizens to make online purchases without the “convenience fee.”

The commission also tabled Enslen’s request to advertise and hire a probate clerk to replace a current clerk who will retire at the end of the year.

In other business, the commission endorsed the upcoming Tribute to Veterans at Trinity Episcopal Church Nov. 11.

• Approved a 160-special retail-more than 30 days liquor license transfer from Emerald Mountain Golf Course.

• Approved the consent docket, which included the notification, approval of job description and advertisement for a new county administrator to replace Lynda Feaga.

The consent docket included the notification of Elmore County Sheriff’s sergeant Jeremy Amerson to lieutenant.

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