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2 county buildings to get new security cameras
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County plans to install new security cameras and improve surveillance at two of its buildings.

The measure, which the five-member county commission approved unanimously Thursday, will cost $30,265.

The bid to help operate the system went to Georgia Cabling & Electric. Surveillance goes to computers, which some county employees will be able to view.

The updates will be made at the county administration building and the Gateway Larc facility, which is on Piney Grove Road.

Chairman Charles Laughinghouse said part of the Gateway Larc building is used to store voting machines.

More than a year ago, he said, former County Manager Rhonda Poston-O'Connor "thought we ought to look at having enhanced security" in those areas.

Thursday's vote was a product of that discussion, which stemmed from an incident in Missouri where a gunmen opened fire during a city council meeting.