The Clarkstown Town Board approved a bond resolution for $85,000 of security improvements at town hall. At the Tuesday night meeting, Supervisor Alex Gromack explained the safety upgrades include security cameras, door locks, panic buttons in offices, ID cards, key fobs and enhanced computer security.
Gromack estimated it would take three months from when equipment orders are placed until everything is installed and operational. He said there would be additional security cameras placed in town hall that will feed into the police department monitors and a loudspeaker system for use in emergencies. Police Chief Michael Sullivan said development of an emergency procedure manual was also part of the upgrade.
Last week officials launched Clarkstown Ready, an emergency communications notification system for residents and businesses.