Ben­ton County ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing se­cu­rity up­grades com­plete

Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS - Staff Re­port

The Ben­ton County Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing has un­der­gone a makeover in the last month. The lobby is now equipped with a metal de­tec­tor and a bag check as peo­ple en­ter the build­ing. This screen­ing sta­tion is in line with the se­cu­rity of other down­town County build­ings.

As the dead­line to pay taxes on Oct. 15 ap­proaches and early vot­ing be­gins in late Oc­to­ber, Ben­ton County wanted to alert peo­ple of the new steps they will have to go through when en­ter­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing. There is now an ad­di­tional en­trance door and an exit to the build­ing, un­like the pre­vi­ous set up.

These pro­tec­tions are in re­sponse to a re­cent se­cu­rity as­sess­ment. The Ben­ton County Quo­rum Court ap­proved $60,000 for the re­model of the lobby ear­lier this year.

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