MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners took a step toward paperless record keeping Thursday.
The commissioners signed a monthly service contract, including an equipment purchase, with Cott Systems. The contract will eliminate record keeping using journal books, instead storing scanned records in an electronic format.
The contract includes a $6,380 purchase of a scanner, software and other equipment. The monthly service contract is for $165.
County Administrator Jason Booth said the equipment will be used to scan in all documents the commissioners have on file, including those that date back to the county’s founding in 1808. The old paper records will be kept, but, starting with the Cott Systems contract, no new paper journals will be made, Booth said.