County Council Still Postponing Destruction of Paper Documents

Michael Calhoun
February 07, 2018 - 10:05 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The county council again last night decided to hold-off on the routine destruction of old documents.

We've obtained a list of what was set to be discarded and it includes 1994 lead clinic cards and 1989 traffic counts at county parks. So why not toss them in the shredder already? County council chairman Sam Page tells us it has to do with the attorney general suing county executive Steve Stenger.

"It's our preference to hold on the destruction of records until we have more direction from the attorney general on whether or not we're appropriately managing our paper documents," he says. 

Stenger has said that attorney general Josh Hawley is only trying to score political points, and he tells us if the council wants to stop destroying anything, then it'll cost more for the county to store all of those boxes of paper.