Glass wall signals tighter security measures

Date: 27 June 2011
Laurel officials have completed a project that some residents believe has taken away a bit of the city's small-town charm and openness.

At the recommendation of local law enforcement officials, a security glass wall was installed this spring that covers the entire reception area in the front lobby of the Laurel Municipal Center. To access the city offices, visitors now have to be buzzed in through a glass door and escorted to their destination. A second glass security door was also installed in the area of the mayor and City Council offices, and requires a badge to access.

"The benefits of having this is that it sets a professional atmosphere and tone, and it gives city employees an added feeling of security," said City Administrator Kristie Mills. "It's working out well.",0,4059727.story

600450 Glass wall signals tighter security measures
Date: 27 June 2011

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