The town will put the project out to other firms in the area who specialize in this type of town document preservation.
The final cost for the project is unknown, Neale said in her report, but any money left over from the process will be sent back to the town’s general fund balance.
Councilor Brad Benson questioned why the town record expenditure is not a part of the annual town budget process.
“I’m just a little surprised,” he said.
Town Administrator John Anderson said he would take the fall for not presenting this during the budget process.
Councilor Mark Osborne said spending the money was important as the town is required by law to care for its records.
“It’s one of the basic town functions,” he said.