The Johnson County Courthouse will get a new security system after the county commissioners approved a request from Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly to allow Comtronics, Inc. to install security cameras and recording equipment in the courthouse.
Connolly explains where it will be installed and what it will do.
The system will cost approximately $4,500 and will be installed on the first floor of the courthouse. It can be expanded in the future to other areas of the courthouse, including upstairs if needed. The system will be paid for from Connolly's 2008 Homeland Security Fund account.
Also at the commission meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Buffalo, Town of Kaycee and the county was renewed which would allow the Sheriff's Department to not charge the municipalities for housing inmates in the county jail, as long as the city did not charge the county for dispatch services. The commissioners agreed to the terms.
And the final documents for the agreement between the city and county for the Criminal Justice Center Joint Powers Board have been drafted and are being readied for signing at the March 1 commission meeting.