The Times West Virginian

December 13, 2012

Courthouse security enhanced

New measures to be enforced in January

By Nicole Lemal
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Starting on Jan. 2, new security measures will be enforced at the Marion County Courthouse.

Prior to the Marion County Commission meeting on Wednesday morning, a special meeting was held to discuss the changes.  

Access will be limited to three entrances for the general public: the second floor of the J. Harper Meredith building, the first floor of the J. Harper Meredith building and the bus stop side of the courthouse, which is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. Video cameras will be installed throughout the courthouse. And glass will be installed at the counter in the assessor’s office.

Additional security is needed, according to  commission President Butch Tennant.

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