NORWICH – Security has become more a concern among public officials at the Chenango County Office Building in Norwich in recent months, beckoning them to consider building surveillance enhancements for the protection of public employees.
In the hope of improving building safety and security for county employees, members of the Chenango County Agriculture, Buildings and Grounds Committee discussed the likelihood of upgrading the building’s security system at a committee meeting held last week. Although no approval for upgrades has been finalized, the issue has been on the back burner for some time, say officials, and recent events statewide and nationwide have drawn more attention to it.
“This is a sign of the times, unfortunately,” said Julie Gates, County Director of Public Facilities. “There are a lot of people who work in that building and obviously, we want everybody just to be safe.”