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Milford to Remove Years Worth of Files From Pods

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MILFORD, Del. - Some might call them the biggest filing cabinets in Sussex County.

Six storage pods in Milford are filled with years worth of city documents that were damaged in a flood.

"When City Hall was remodeled, which it had to be done, we had flooding in the basement. Some of the things stored in the PODS were records stored in the basement," said Richard Carmean, City Manager for the city of Milford.

Carmean said these documents have been sitting in six pods behind the Public Works department for six years.

"There was just no where else to put them. I mean, not securely, so there wasn't much choice," said Carmean.

Files include things like invoices, billing documents, annual reports, and billing for taxes. Carmean says the six PODS cost the city a about $12,000 annually.

Some people in Milford say something should have been done long ago.

"That's ridiculous. It took six years for them to get things together," said Kim White of Milford.

"it's odd and unusual that it took so long for them to finally get something done about all that paperwork," said Keshona Tingle, Milford.

Carmean says council is in the process of finding a building.

"We had to give up on one plan that we were going in the direction of putting it out there permanently in a free standing building to 'We've got to figure out how to get it back downtown," said Carmean.

Carmean says city council hired a consultant by the name of Mark Roberts of Shibumi Consulting Services, LLC.

Carmean says Roberts has already cleared out about 33 percent of files from the PODS.

City Council also approved an agreement with API and Pinnacle to begin developing software and programs to put documents online.

"We've already got about 22 percent of our customers who pay online and we think once we get this new product out to them, they will be able to pull up a bill that looks just like the paper bill and they can print it at home," said Carmean.

Carmean says in the end, this will help save the city of Milford lots of money.

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