Torrington City Clerks Department Awarded Historic Documents Preservation Grant
TORRINGTON CT – July 9, 2018 – Mayor Carbone is pleased to share that the City Clerk’s Department has been awarded a $6500.00 Historic Documents Preservation grant from the CT State Library.
The grant, which Town & City Clerk Carol Anderson applied for, will allow the Clerk’s office to continue their records conversion project which provides online access to land record images, and to purchase records storage equipment to meet current archival standards. The grant will allow the Clerk’s office to make headway towards their goal of having 100% of all land records available online. Currently, approximately 75% of land records are available online.
“I am extremely grateful to City Clerk Carol Anderson for her diligence in identifying these grant opportunities and for her hard work in obtaining them. It is important that we continue to make records such as these available through our website and I’m pleased that the City of Torrington and our Clerk’s office is able to meet the needs of our residents and have these documents easily accessible. The City Clerk’s office is one of our most widely used departments, and their staff work diligently to assist residents and customers alike” said Mayor Carbone.
“I look forward to completing our digital archive because the convenience of researching Torrington’s property records from the comfort of one’s home or office is important to our residents and real estate customers alike. Property record printouts through the city’s website generate over $5,000 in revenue every year, showing how popular this feature is. The grant monies will also be used for some much needed shelving for our archival records storage room which is used by a number of departments here in City Hall, so I’m very pleased we were awarded these funds” said Mrs. Anderson.