Niagara County to move endangered public records
by AP News Now
October 03, 2012 11:30 AM | 505 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of a western New York county’s birth and death records, adoption papers, investigative files and real estate records — some dating back more than 200 years — will be moved into new storage space, and out of a leaky old building where they’re in danger of being lost.

Niagara County lawmakers voted Tuesday to lease 28,000 square feet of storage space in Newfane. Many county records are currently stored at a facility in Lockport that was largely abandoned 10 years ago.

County Clerk Wayne Jagow told lawmakers the valuable records are in danger of being lost to time and destroyed by water and other elements. The new humidity-controlled facility meets state standards for their storage. The county will pay nearly $125,000 to lease the new space.

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