Following significant discussion, the Adams County Board of Supervisors voted 4-3 at its regular meeting Tuesday to designate $250,000 from the county inheritance tax fund for security updates at the Adams County Courthouse.
The initial pledge will be used to purchase what county employees describe as “much needed” security features for the building and most likely will consolidate the building’s three entrances to one, where a security checkpoint will be placed.
Supervisor Scott Thomsen has been conducting research on a potential security plan at the courthouse for several months and presented the official motion to the board. He believes that an initial designation of funds was necessary to ensure security measures are realized at the courthouse in the future.
“It’s going to be a time-consuming process. Even if we approve this today, we’re probably still a ways away from installing a system. But I think we need to act now if we want it done in a reasonable amount of time,” Thomsen said.