County increases security for Legislative offices

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Visitors now have to use elevator and be ‘buzzed’ in

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Residents who wanted to see the County Legislature typically would ascend the stairs at the County Clerks’ Building at 3 South Main St.

But visitors now have to use an elevator from the bottom floor and be “buzzed” in.

The county took out old tall wooden doors and replaced it with smaller doors with a steel frame. The old doors are being stored. (This picture was taken in late July while the old doors were still in place. A new door is in the back.)

Most of the Legislature’s visitors won’t be using the new door. They are directed to a door just outside the elevator on the top floor. Legislature David Callard said legislative staff were often caught off guard with two entrances leading to their work area.

The upgraded security is part of an effort to make the county buildings safer for employees, Callard said.

“We’re looking at other departments,” he said. “This is concern for all municipalities across the nation.”

The finished product includes a secure entrance leading into the top floor of the County Clerks’ Building.