At Monday's Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board gave approval for representatives from the Woodland Veteran's Memorial Park and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office to discuss purchasing new security software for the park and courthouse.

At Monday's Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board gave approval for representatives from the Woodland Veteran's Memorial Park and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office to discuss purchasing new security software for the park and courthouse.

“Security is a big issue on everybody's mind,” said Bill Ford from the Veterans committee. “The park has a value of half a million dollars. We would like to entertain the idea of working with the county to upgrading the security of the facility.”

District 1 Commissioner Melissa Dennis made a motion for representatives from the park and sheriff's office to look at options for new security software for the park, courthouse and courthouse parking lot.

Dennis recommended that someone in the security field assess the park, get a few estimates and see what is the best option for all parties involved.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office monitors the current security cameras in place.

In other commission news:

The commissioners approved a motion for the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office to apply for the annual FY19 Safety Grant. The grant funds a full-time deputy through the highway department.

The courthouse will be closed Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.