Courthouse officials call for safety improvements of building

New Hampton, Iowa – Safety improvements tot he Chickasaw County Courthouse took a small step Monday morning at the supervisors meeting after a two-year hiatus.

The board approved the courthouse security committee to send a request for proposal to install solid core doors.

County Assessor Ray Armel who sits on the committee, says he doors need to be installed in the back office of each department to improve safety.


The committee approached the board in May 2017 and in 2018 for answers, but decisions were made.  The county allocates $10,000 per year to courthouse safety.

Supervisor Tim Zoll questioned Armel about liability concerns when doors are closed for private meetings between employees and/or citizens.


Other offices such as the county attorney and secondary roads have solid core doors.


Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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