Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Monday, May 1
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Town Clerk Kaci Fullerton is spearheading an effort to make Truro records more accessible to the public. Two contracts have been drawn up and were sent out to bidders on April 11.
The first, which went to the IT management company Kofile, is for preserving and digitizing Truro’s historic documents. The winning bidder for the other portion of the project, which will entail scanning and digitizing meeting minutes and town reports dating back to the 1800s, is MetaSource.
An earlier round lumped both projects into one and was canceled by the town after it received only one bid.
“The goal is to make an open, public-facing portal where people can access as many records as we can possibly get on there,” said Fullerton. The interface is modeled after that of a similar portal in Beverly Hills, Calif., she said, where public records are readily available.
The purpose of historical digitization, besides accessibility, Fullerton said, is preservation.
Fullerton hopes to see the project completed — or rather, caught up — within a year of the contracts being signed, she said.
The work is ongoing, she said, adding that she hopes it will be continuously funded by state grants. “I’m super excited about this project,” Fullerton said. —Sophie Mann-Shafir