Skenesborough Museum to update security system

B y Lee Tugas

In the coming months, the Skenesborough Museum will be more secure.

Reporting to the Whitehall Town Board recently, Carol Greenough, director of the Skenesborough Museum, announced that the museum would shortly be upgrading its security system.

Greenough reported to the board that the security system, installed in 1991, had developed problems.

“The motion and smoke detectors are operational,” she said. But the security system itself has problems, she added.

Greenough said the museum would not be working with the company that had installed the original security system; instead, two other companies had been contacted.

“I’ve spoken to Mahoney Notify and New York Fire and Security,” she said.

Greenough explained that it was not possible for either of these companies to directly repair the security system. Under law, only the company that installed it can do that, she said.

But representatives from both companies had told her, she said, that by working with the motion detector and smoke detector systems, “They can use that equipment and enhance it for security.”

Related technological matter

In a related piece of technological news, Town Clerk Julie Millet reported that the switch over from manual issuance of licenses to a computerized system was imminent.

The switch-over to the computer system, she said, would take four to five days, during which period she would not be able to issue hunting licenses, for example.

On the plus side, Millet reported that although Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lowered the price of hunting licenses and increased a town’s take on license fees from 1 to 5 percent.

In the future, Millet said, the town’s share of monies from issuing hunting licenses, even if the licenses are cheaper, would be larger.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: ,

Weekender 07/18/14

Northshire Freepress 07/18/14

North Country Freepress – 07/18/14

Lakes Region Freepress 07/18/14

Radio controlled air show coming to Fair Haven

The Rutland County RC Flyers will be hosting its annual ‘Fun Fly’ at the Fair Haven Municipal Airport on Saturday, […]

Rec Center busy in June

If the month of June is any indicator, it appears that the Whitehall Recreation Center is in store for a […]

Officials advocate for lower speed limits

By Dan King Currently, in Whitehall any road that does not have a marked speed limit maintains the state limit […]

Scribner named code enforcement officer

By Dan King After weeks of speculation about the position of code enforcement officer in Whitehall, the expected letter of […]

Postal Service to Huletts Landing office hours

By Dan King In the fall of 2012 the United States Postal Service began a two-year nationwide process of notifying […]

Dresden to host townwide sale

The Town of Dresden will be hosting its first-ever town-wide yard sale this weekend. The inaugural yard sale will take […]

Board declines to reappoint Culligan as football coach

By Dan King The Whitehall High School football team has qualified for sectionals for the last four years, including three […]

Seniors enjoy county picnic

By Dan King Last Friday the horse barn at the Washington County Fairground was decked out in tye-dye, as seniors […]