Committee will discuss courthouse security

Published 5:46 pm Thursday, August 11, 2016

PRINCE EDWARD — The Prince Edward County Property and Community Development Committee will meet Monday at 5 p.m. to discuss the security of the courthouse.

The committee, which consists of Buffalo District Supervisor C.R. “Bob” Timmons Jr., Leigh District Supervisor Jerry Townsend, Farmville Supervisor Jim Wilck and County Administrator Wade Bartlett, will meet in the county administrator’s office in the county courthouse, 111 South St., Farmville.

Months ago, county supervisors agreed to contract with Major Security Consulting and Design to address safety security concerns in the courthouse.

Supervisors took action on a proposal from the firm at its March 29 meeting. The contracted services will cost $5,500, according to County Administrator Wade Bartlett.

“We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Bartlett said in a previous interview. “There’s no doubt that our security probably is not up to standards in the state. What was discussed (were) various items, but, Judge White, and I believe all the members at that were in agreement, that what we should do is contract with a security consultant.”