The clerk of the county Circuit Court yesterday announced a proposalto turn over photocopying work in the court house to private industry as a possible cost-cutting move.
Clerk Mary M. Rose said the move would eliminate from the budget $224,000 in maintenance, supplies and employee salaries and benefits needed to operate the "photostat department," which reproduces land records, plats and docket entries for the public. She said it would also eliminate the need to replace orupgrade existing equipment.
Rose said microfilm viewers and printers, photocopying machines and other equipment currently in use in the courthouse originally cost$72,000. She said replacement costs would be higher, but she was unable to provide an estimate.