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A new security system was again the topic of discussion during the regular 109 Board meeting on Wednesday. The panel is considering switching to a new system due to the lack of response during a previous burglary at the solid waste center.


Nearly three months ago, an individual broke into the office after cutting phone lines and ripping monitors off the wall. The culprit escaped with approximately $1,300, with the majority of the money belonging to Mills Garbage. There was also money stolen that had been collected from the transfer station.


During a previous meeting, Hoskins said nothing showed up at the sheriff’s department about the break-in. ADT claimed they had nothing come through the monitoring system for two or three months prior to the break-in.


According to Hoskins, at the time ADT claimed changing phone services could have caused the issue with the security system. Hoskins said the phone company stated changing services should not affect the security system unless the number to the office was changed, which she said it had not.


She said the office has switched services before and it did not impact the system.


The board received a quote on a new security system from an individual that does security for numerous corporations around the county. There are plans to meet with the individual before the next board meeting to discuss the security system.


The board took no action on officially changing security systems.


Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.

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